Image of the Day: On a Short Leash

This animated reconstruction shows a newly discovered ancient arthropod, Aquilonifer spinosus, which lived 430 million years ago and appears to have carried its offspring in pouches tethered to its body.

The Scientist Staff
Apr 6, 2016

D. BRIGGS, D. SIVETER, D. SIVETER, M. SUTTON, D. LEGG (VIA EUREKALERT)

(See D.E.G. Briggs et al., “Tiny individuals attached to a new Silurian arthropod suggest a unique mode of brood care,” PNAS, 2016.)

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