Arthropods

  • News HeadlinesGiant arthropods began to dominate the Earths seas over 470 million years ago

    Giant arthropods began to dominate the Earth’s seas over 470 million years ago

    (ORDO NEWS) — Paleontologists have discovered a “graveyard” of ancient giant arthropod invertebrates in Morocco. This suggests that these creatures began to dominate the Earth‘s seas at least 470 million years ago. Arthropods are one of the most ancient classes of multicellular living beings. Their first representatives appeared in the thickness of the primary ocean of the Earth, presumably about 550-530 million years ago, at the very beginning of the…

  • News HeadlinesTwo meter arthropods dominated the seas 470 million years ago

    Two-meter arthropods dominated the seas 470 million years ago

    (ORDO NEWS) — During paleontological excavations in southern Morocco, scientists discovered fossils of giant free-swimming arthropods. Some of them belong to as yet undescribed species. The discovery allows a fresh look at the marine fauna 470 million years ago, which was dominated by two-meter relatives of modern crustaceans and insects. The Taichouta region in southern Morocco was submerged about 470 million years ago. Now there is a desert: while excavating…

  • News HeadlinesImmigrant worms evicted 61 of arthropods from Canadian forests 1

    ‘Immigrant worms’ evicted 61% of arthropods from Canadian forests

    (ORDO NEWS) — Earthworms, as a rule, are considered perhaps the most useful creatures for all inhabitants of the biocenosis, in which there are rings. But since the last ice age, there have been no earthworms in North America, and the local ecosystem has developed just fine without them. But in the process of developing North America, the Europeans brought with them “soil immigrants”. Which also began to conquer the…