Fossilized Human-Sized Sea Scorpion Found in Meteorite Crater

Sep 8, 2015

Patrick Lynch

By Mary Beth Griggs

If you think scorpions are scary today, be very glad that you weren’t around 467 million years ago. Today, these stealthy stingers are found on land, but back then, scorpion ancestors ruled the seas.

In a study published today in BMC Evolutionary Biology, scientists from Yale announced the discovery of a new sea scorpion, Pentecopterus decorahensis.


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