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[dinosaur-l] 'Tully monster' is a vertebrate



Not dinosaurs, but...

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__phys.org_news_2016-2D03-2Dmysterious-2Dtully-2Dmonster-2Dvertebrate.html&d=CwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=Ry_mO4IFaUmGof_Yl9MyZgecRCKHn5g4z1CYJgFW9SI&m=mRfGcBsaAJ0BD5KotcpRXKU-9JWqVv7WF-BjyeYfyx4&s=xMg_WvcDPILgHAo8UPPXuStbGxOkhVzE9sHRoQKwhJc&e= The Tully Monster, an oddly configured sea creature with teeth at the end of a narrow, trunk-like extension of its head and eyes that perch on either side of a long, rigid bar, has finally been identified.

A Yale-led team of paleontologists has determined that the 300-million-year-old animal—which grew to only a foot long—was a vertebrate, with gills and a stiffened rod (or notochord) that supported its body. It is part of the same lineage as the modern lamprey."I was first intrigued by the mystery of the Tully Monster.
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More information: The Tully Monster is a vertebrate, Nature, nature.com/articles/doi:10.1038/nature16992


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