Helicocystis moroccoensis: Cambrian Explosion fossil of starfish ancestor discovered in Morocco

Fossil of 500-Million-Year-Old, Shape-Altering Creature Uncovered in Morocco (VIDEO)

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June 28 2013 7:45 AM

Fossil of 500-Million-Year-Old, Shape-Altering Creature Uncovered in Morocco (VIDEO)

More than twice as old as the most ancient dinosaur fossil, Helicocystis moroccoensis lived during the Cambrian Explosion, when all organisms lived in seas and life on Earth began to race toward its modern diversity.

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