Scientists showed the oldest predator on the planet: without eyes, but with terrible spikes

Ученые показали древнейшего хищника на планете: без глаз, но с жуткими шипами

Just recently, experts at Yale University and the Royal Ontario Museum have discovered the remains of the ancient predator that has ever lived on Earth.

A video that proves its existence, has already appeared on YouTube.

According to the researchers, this creature is quite small in size. And it lived on the ocean floor about 500 million years ago. Scientists have come up with predator intricate name — Capinatator praetermissus.

Ученые показали древнейшего хищника на планете: без глаз, но с жуткими шипами

Capinatator praetermissus

Scientists believe that this creature is likely preyed on plankton and larvae of shrimp, intimidating them with his mouth. Externally, the mysterious animal resembles a worm with spikes — small spikes that caught the victim and held on, while he tried to crack.

It should be noted that Capinatator praetermissus was a length of only 10 centimeters, so for large animals it did not represent much of a threat.

Meanwhile another terrible “alien” was found by the inhabitant of the new Zealand city of Christchurch. Pictures strange sea monster she has published in Facebook.

The woman noticed his remains, when the mother collected garbage thrown on the beach after a storm. The creature had a long tail with two appendages on the sides, the wings were claws, and a mouth filled with sharp teeth. This monster was obviously a predator.

Ученые показали древнейшего хищника на планете: без глаз, но с жуткими шипами

Recall that in Australia found an unusual possum with a rare genetic mutation. Thanks to the unique yellow color it is very similar to Pikachu, a character from the popular cartoon. This color the animal has received due to the lack of melanin in the skin.

As reported by the portal Znayu on the island of Guernsey, the researchers stumbled on a non-standard human bone: in the skull of the ancient man had only one large eye socket, almost the entire face.

The portal also Znayu wrote that an international team of geneticists from the Spanish University of Oviedo investigated the genomes of giant tortoises. So, they determined how these animals manage to live up to 200 years.

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