Favorite

Scientists Found a 520 Million-Year-Old Fossil With an Incredibly Well Preserved Nervous System

Share
Tweet
Stumble
Pin It
Email
science fossils image Scientists Found a 520 Million-Year-Old Fossil With an Incredibly Well Preserved Nervous System
Via Mashable
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

The fossil of an ancient shrimp-like crustacean has been discovered with possibly the most well-preserved nervous system ever found.  It's called a Chengjiangocaris kunmingensis and it lived 520 million years ago.  This specimen doesn't only show large nerve clusters as pictured. Some of the finest fibers of nerve tissue are also observable under a microscope. 

via Vice

Scientists are hoping that this fossil will give new insight into the evolution of nervous systems, particularly in modern worms and arthropods who are both related to this animal. 

Next on The Daily What

Stephen King Confirmed 'The Dark Tower' Movie Will Star Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey
Comments - Click to show - Click to hide