Fossil Spider

Scientists have unearthed an almost perfectly preserved spider fossil in China dating back to the middle Jurassic era, 165 million years ago. The fossilized spiders, Eoplectreurys gertschi, are older than the only two other specimens known by around 120 million years.

The level of detail preserved in the fossils is amazing, said paleontologist Paul Selden of the University of Kansas and lead author of the study appearing Feb. 6 in Naturwissenschaften. “You go in with a microscope, and bingo! It’s fantastic.”

Thanks, PK.

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2 thoughts on “Fossil Spider

  1. It’s real fascinating that fosils survived for thousand years.
    My researchings about little birds fosils and connect with dinosaurus was really rear and strange, because i found some very very fascinating connections but i need more time to share that with world.

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