Video: Shrimp-like creature dug up - in England

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Measuring less than half an inch long, a creature that carried its young in capsules tethered to its body like tiny kites 430 million years ago, has been found in the Herefordshire Lagerstätte - one of England’s richest deposits of soft-bodied fossils.

It has been named after bestselling novel ‘The Kite Runner’. It shows 10 juveniles - at different stages of development - connected to the adult meaning molting was postponed until after they were old enough to hatch. Otherwise they would have been cast aside with the shed exoskeleton.


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