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Eyes age 530 million years found in Estonia

Eyes age 530 million years found in Estonia

He belonged to a long extinct representative of a class of marine arthropods

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Scientists have found fossilized prehistoric eyes age 530 million years.

Paleontologists believe that the eyes belonged to a long extinct representative of a class of marine arthropods.

About it reports the edition EurekAlert referenced by the world’s media. According to scientists, the fossil leads to the conclusion that there were trilobites — fragile prehistoric ancestors of spiders and crabs that lived in coastal waters in the Paleozoic era, almost 500 million years ago.

The complex form of the eye of prehistoric living beings in its structure were like the eyes of wild bees. Ucznia note that hundreds of millions of years of evolution the organs of vision unusual planet practically has not changed.

Fossilized trilobite was discovered in Estonia near the Baltic sea coast. Trilobites were rather like giant beetles with a round head, than the ancestors of modern spiders. Some trilobites, according to paleontologists, reached large sizes — the largest fossils account for up to 90 centimeters in length.


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