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A 165-Million-Year-Old Fossil Spider Found In China

A 165-million-year-old fossil spider discovered in the Daohugou region of Northern China is one of the oldest fossil spider specimens found to date. Another noteworthy characteristic of this fossil is that, as can be seen in the picture, it is perfectly preserved. Paul Selden, a paleontologist from the University of Kansas, says, “The level of detail preserved in the fossils …

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