Not all animals take the time to parent their young, especially if they have hundreds per clutch of eggs. But it looks like this invertebrate did.
The fossil is 127 million years old.
The creature fills the gap between ancient tailed arachnids and true spiders.
This is the first time Candelarhynchus padillai has ever been seen in tropical South America.
The human jawbone, which still has teeth, is between 175,000 and 200,000 years old.
The palace is constructed from oolitic limestone, a material that contains 200-million-year-old microbes.
Among the thousands of artifacts were fossilized skeletons of rabbits, sheep, donkeys, rhinos, bears and birds.
The fierce creature was first described in 1912 by Charles Doolittle Walcott.
The ancient marine mammal could help explain when North and South America first joined.
“The secular science community has no viable answers to explain remarkable finds like these.”
This stunning discovery pushes the limits of our understanding about how and when life started.
The evidence makes life elsewhere look likelier than ever.
Behold these marvels of the sea.
Russian authorities found 24 teeth from a prehistoric sea predator that may have been related to the largest ever shark, in the baggage of a man set for China.