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A 425 million year old fossil : Oldest specimen of bugs on Earth
Firstpost | 08/06/2020 07:55 PM | Click to read full article
Found in the Scottish island of Kerrera by researchers at the University of Texas, Austin, the fossil suggests that bugs and plants had evolved a lot faster than previously thought. Studying the millipede revealed that "a rapid radiative evolution" helped these organisms to come out of aquatic ecosystems and start living in "complex forest grade communities" in just 40 million years.