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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Interesting fossil found in Peru


Paleontologist have discovered an 85-million-year-old fossil in northeastern Peru 4100 meters above the sea level. It is a previously unknown squid species. It is 32cm long and 5cm in diameter.
"It is a new species of squid, totally new, that has not been seen in other parts of the world," paleontologist Klaus Honninger said.

"At the site, a sort of saltwater lake had formed that allowed these creatures to evolve independently," Honninger said.

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