Fossils of Prehistoric Dog-Sized Scorpion in South China Sea

01 Nov 2021
3 min read

News Synopsis

While exploring the South China sea, researchers have found the fossils of a prehistoric Dog sized Scorpion. The fossil is around 443 to 419 million years old. The scorpion’s shape was found in the depths of the sea, which was printed on a rock in the sea. 

Wang Bo, a researcher from the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and also the co-author of the study has described the fossils as being male. The size of the scorpion is around one meter. 


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