Ancient Fossils Of Worm : Scientist Discovers Two New Species Of Worm Fossils Dated 400 Million Year Old With Armored Skeleton

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Scientists have discovered two new species of insects in Australia that are about 400 million (400 million) years old. An international team of scientists from the US and Australia, led by Sarah Jacquet at the University of Missouri, has achieved this success. The names of these species are Lepidocolius caliburnus and Lepidocolius shurikensah. Using the micro-CT imaging capabilities of the MU X-ray Microanalysis Core Facility, researchers have created 3D-models of the shell plates of ancient insects.

The armored skeletons of ancient insects are called ‘macheridians’. Jacquet, assistant professor of geological sciences in the MU College of Arts and Science, believes the study will help scientists learn more about how biological biological armored systems work throughout the fossil record. He said that by using micro-whistles, we can make different parts of the armor.
Discovery: Scientists found the fossil of the first animal to live on land
gradually disappeared armor
Jacquet said this would help us learn more about how this armor protected the insects, which unfortunately disappeared during the extinction of the fossil record. Similarly, last year scientists found fossils of a millipede that lived 425 million years ago in Scotland. It was believed that it was one of the first animals to live on land. After this, animals have been developing on the earth.

Earth’s first insect fossil
The fossil of a millipede named Kampecaris obanensis was found on the island of Carrera in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. They lived around rotting plants on the banks of lakes. These were similar to millipedes found today but were not their ancestors. Its legs have not been found in fossils. It is believed that they fall under the category of arthropods, which had insects, spiders, crabs etc.


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