Navigation Links
Actor Johnny Depp immortalized in ancient fossil find
Date:5/16/2013

n sediment.

Kooteninchela deppi was approximately four centimetres long with an elongated trunk for a body and millipede-like legs, which it used to scuttle along the sea floor with the occasional short swim.

It also had large eyes composed of many lenses like the compound eyes of a fly. They were positioned on top of movable stalks called peduncles to help it more easily search for food and look out for predators.

The researcher discovered that Kooteninchela deppi belongs to a group known as the 'great-appendage' arthropods, or megacheirans, which refers to the enlarged pincer-like frontal claws that they share. The 'great-appendage' arthropods are an early relation of arthropods, which includes spiders, scorpions, centipedes, millipedes, insects and crabs.

David Legg adds: "Just imagine it: the prawns covered in mayonnaise in your sandwich, the spider climbing up your wall and even the fly that has been banging into your window and annoyingly flying into your face are all descendants of Kooteninchela deppi. Current estimates indicate that there are more than one million known insects and potentially 10 million more yet to be categorised, which potentially means that Kooteninchela Deppi has a huge family tree."

In the future, David Legg intends to further his research and study fossilised creatures from the Ordovician, the geological period that saw the largest increase in diversity of species on the planet. He hopes to understand why this happened in order to learn more about the current diversity of species on Earth.


'/>"/>

Contact: Colin Smith
cd.smith@imperial.ac.uk
44-020-759-46712
Imperial College London
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Penn Medicine researchers identify 4 new genetic risk factors for testicular cancer
2. Pathogen turns protein into a virulence factor in 1 easy step
3. Genetic and clinical factors best to predict late recurrence in estrogen receptor POS breast cancer
4. Low vitamin D levels a risk factor for pneumonia
5. First genetic factor in prostate cancer prognosis identified
6. Research and Markets Announces the Release of Multi-Factor Authentication Market - by Model/Type [Two, Three, Four & Five-Factor], Application & Geography - Forecasts (2012 - 2017)
7. LSUHSC research identifies co-factors critical to PTSD development
8. Study reveals risk factors for blood clots in pregnant and postnatal women
9. Environmental enrichment important factor impacting cell transplantation and brain repair
10. Third-party blood stem cell transplantation as a factor to impact on poor graft function
11. 23andMe identifies multiple genetic factors impacting development of nearsightedness
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/23/2014)... Chrysomya megacephala is commonly found in dead bodies ... time of death, referred to as the post mortem ... C. megacephala from Tamil Nadu is provided for ... characterization through generation of DNA barcoding. This study, significant ... Biodiversity Data Journal . , Chrysomya megacephala ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... New Rochelle, NY -- The potential for clinical ... for transplant-based therapeutic strategies has previously been hindered ... the development of tumors. The ability to use ... for the treatment of heart disease, specifically acute ... Stem Cells and Development , a peer-reviewed ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... MINNETONKA, Minn. , July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... technology company specializing in clinical study management systems, ... West , a proven life sciences industry executive ... named Chief Operating Officer (COO).  Clareece will be ... and sales growth, operational efficiency and quality product/service ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Dead body feeding larvae useful in forensic investigations 2MedNet Appoints Clareece West As Chief Operating Officer 2
... of a study this week that they say will help ... or reversing the devastating tissue inflammation that results after heart ... the Journal of Biological Chemistry , lead author Alejandro ... Cardiovascular Science are reporting that vascular cells, ability to properly ...
... in German . Digger wasps of the genus ... their cocoons that guarantee protection against harmful microorganisms. Scientists ... Jena teamed up with researchers at the University of ... Research Hans-Knoell-Institute - and discovered that bacteria of ...
... BIRMINGHAM, Ala. African-Americans age 65 and younger are more ... Caucasians in any region, and people who have a stroke ... according to researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham ... UAB,s Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) ...
Cached Biology News:Preventing or reversing inflammation after heart attack, stroke may require 2-pronged approach 2Beewolves protect their offspring with antibiotics 2Beewolves protect their offspring with antibiotics 3UAB study shows African-Americans have highest stroke rate, southerners more likely to die 2
(Date:7/23/2014)... 2014  GrowBLOX Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: GBLX), a medical cannabis ... for two medical marijuana dispensary locations in Las ... the Clark County, Nevada dispensary for ... previously announced.  GrowBLOX Sciences, CEO Craig Ellins ... applications for dispensaries in the City of Las ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... Columbia, MD (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 ... Booth and ChirpE Mobile App, AACC Pathfinder, in its ... event offerings. AACC’s annual meeting is planned for July ... is the place to be to connect with global ... medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking science ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... phylum so full of mean little creatures, the yellow-colored Ormia ... -- at least to crickets. Native to the southeastern U.S. ... sort of parasite. It swoops onto the back of a ... its wicked brood to invade, kill and consume the cricket ... possible without the fly,s ability to find a cricket -- ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... Nuclear reactors are used to produce ... fission chain reaction in nuclear reactors is used to ... drive a power- generating turbine. Currently nuclear reactors are ... electricity production. Nuclear reactor market is expected to grow ... proposed nuclear reactor projects. , Early buyers will receive ...
Breaking Biology Technology:GrowBLOX Sciences, Inc. Files for Two Additional Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Las Vegas 2GrowBLOX Sciences, Inc. Files for Two Additional Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Las Vegas 3AACC Enhances Attendee Experience at Its 2014 Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo with a2z-Powered ChirpE Photo Booth and Mobile App 2AACC Enhances Attendee Experience at Its 2014 Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo with a2z-Powered ChirpE Photo Booth and Mobile App 3Fly-inspired sound detector 2Fly-inspired sound detector 3Fly-inspired sound detector 4Nuclear Energy Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Analysis, Growth and Forecast 2013 - 2019 2Nuclear Energy Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Analysis, Growth and Forecast 2013 - 2019 3
... Results to Be Held at 9:00 A.M. -, EXTON, ... quarter and year end financial results for 2007 and,guidance for ... before the open of the U.S. financial markets., The ... at 9:00,a.m. Eastern Time on the same day. During the ...
... Ill., Feb. 12 The Board of,Directors of Baxter ... dividend of $0.2175 per share of Baxter common stock., ... rate, which was,increased earlier this year by 30 percent. ... shareholders of record as of March 10, 2008., ...
... Lung and Brain Tumor ... Treatment, ... leader in the field of radiosurgery,today announced key clinical presentation highlights from ... Ariz., At this year,s CyberKnife Users, meeting eight presentations reported,on large ...
Cached Biology Technology:ViroPharma to Release 2007 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results on February 27, 2008 2CyberKnife Users' Meeting Highlights Major Clinical Data Milestones and Emerging Trends 2CyberKnife Users' Meeting Highlights Major Clinical Data Milestones and Emerging Trends 3CyberKnife Users' Meeting Highlights Major Clinical Data Milestones and Emerging Trends 4
Anti-G-alpha-i 1 G-Protein Host: mouse monoclonal Species Reactivity: human, mouse, rat Applications: WB Storage: 4C...
oligophrenin-1 (H-100)...
Mouse monoclonal [DAPK-55] to DAP Kinase 1 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 1612 SwissProtID: P53355...
Mouse monoclonal [1.T.4] to WAVE 1 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: His6 fusion protein corresponding to full-length rat WAVE1. Entrez Gene ID: 8936...
Biology Products: