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Prehistoric scorpion is earliest known animal to venture from sea onto land

Jan 16, 2020 - CNN

A 437-million-year old scorpion was the earliest known creature to venture from sea onto land, a new study has found, shedding new light on one of the earliest chapters in the planet's evolutionary history.

Scientists believe the fossilized remains of the prehistoric scorpion are the oldest known example of an air-breathing animal although Andrew Wendruff, a paleontologist at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, said it's not known how the creature would have divided its time between...