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Tully Monster: Scientists finally solve the mystery of the 300-million-year-old fossil

Tully Monster: Scientists finally solve the mystery of the 300-million-year-old fossil

This "Tactical Raptor" is pretty badass, even without feathers

This "Tactical Raptor" is pretty badass, even without feathers

How about using ruthless dinosaurs as tactical war soldiers?

Palaeontologists reveal 350m-year-old tropical Scotland bursting with life

Palaeontologists reveal 350m-year-old tropical Scotland bursting with life

Research in the Scottish Borders has produced some amazing finds - and suggests that our view of the fossil record needs a rethink

Artistic reconstruction of Haootia quadriformis. Scale bar - 10 mm.   560-Million-Year-Old fossils of this organism provide earliest evidence of muscles. Image credit: Martin Brasier.

Artistic reconstruction of Haootia quadriformis. Scale bar - 10 mm. 560-Million-Year-Old fossils of this organism provide earliest evidence of muscles. Image credit: Martin Brasier.

Dragonflies the size of modern birds ruled 300 million years ago because smaller larvae were at risk of oxygen toxicity, a new study hints.

Dragonflies the size of modern birds ruled 300 million years ago because smaller larvae were at risk of oxygen toxicity, a new study hints.

Invertebrate paleontologists aren’t afraid of anything, so when Collections Manager Paul Mayer was offered a chance to add hundreds of monsters to The Field’s collections, he jumped at the opportunity. The monsters in question, Tully monsters, are just a small part of the enormous donation of Thomas V. Testa’s collection of Mazon Creek fossils that The Field Museum just received from Field Associate Jack Wittry.

Invertebrate paleontologists aren’t afraid of anything, so when Collections Manager Paul Mayer was offered a chance to add hundreds of monsters to The Field’s collections, he jumped at the opportunity. The monsters in question, Tully monsters, are just a small part of the enormous donation of Thomas V. Testa’s collection of Mazon Creek fossils that The Field Museum just received from Field Associate Jack Wittry.

Morphology and phylogeny of Tullimonstrum gregarium. Left: chordate phylogeny…

Morphology and phylogeny of Tullimonstrum gregarium. Left: chordate phylogeny…

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