Angus Abranson (angusabranson) wrote,
Angus Abranson

Things Not To Meet On A Dark Night #235 - Jaekelopterus Rhenaniae

Bloody hell.

This is not a creature I'd like crawling through a time portal to the mordern day. Nor some of its fellows of the time by the sounds of things.

Researchers have found fossilized remains of this 390-million-year-old critter which has changed thinking on how big certain creatures (inlcuidng arachnids) may have been in our far flung past when oxygen levels were much higher than they are today:

Man-Sized Sea Scorpion Claw Found (BBC News Online; Wednesday 21st November 2007)

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