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2015-01-14 11:21:13

An astonishingly complete aquatic scorpion fossil was discovered in Ontario this week, and provides evidence that the ability to walk unsupported by water appeared far earlier in the fossil record than previously believed, according to a new study.

Predatory Characteristics Of Extinct Sea Scorpion Reexamined
2014-07-11 10:42:07

Scientists from Yale University studied the extinct pterygotid eurypterid, a giant sea scorpion, the largest arthropod that ever lived. It was always believed to be a fierce predator, but a recent study revealed that may not have been the case.

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2011-05-26 06:20:00

Ancient sea creatures, that were the largest predators for millions of years, grew even larger and survived much longer than previously thought.

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2010-12-23 14:07:50

Experiments by a team of researchers in New York and New Jersey have generated evidence that questions the common belief that the pterygotid eurypterids ("sea scorpions") were high-level predators in the Paleozoic oceans.

2007-11-21 09:00:26

By Thomas Wagner Associated Press LONDON -- This was a bug you couldn't swat and definitely couldn't step on. British scientists have stumbled across a fossilized claw, part of an ancient sea scorpion, that is of such large proportion it would make the entire creature the biggest bug ever.

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2007-11-21 00:00:00

This was a bug you couldn't swat and definitely couldn't step on. British scientists have stumbled across a fossilized claw, part of an ancient sea scorpion, that is of such large proportion it would make the entire creature the biggest bug ever.

2005-11-30 13:50:00

Tracks made 330 million years ago by a six-legged water scorpion bigger than a human have been found in Scotland.


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onomatope
  • An imitative word; an onomatopoetic word.
The word 'onomatope' is a back-formation from 'onomatopoeia'.
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