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Dog-sized scorpions once roamed off prehistoric China

Prehistoric fossils of Eurypterid, about the size of a dog, were discovered in the early Silurian period in southern China, and the first large Eurypterid in this region of the world.

Fossils belong to Terropterus xiushanensis gen. etsp. A new species that is a member of Mixopterids is a group of Eurypterids that feature special arms lined with a special tooth-like structure used to catch prey with a kind of basket catch when stalking the ocean floor.

https://www.techradar.com/news/dog-sized-scorpion-once-roamed-the-waters-off-prehistoric-china/ Dog-sized scorpions once roamed off prehistoric China

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