Huge, Unknown Cambrian Bug Fossil Has Been Found

Amid the swarms of small surreal things scuttling and swimming across planet Earth 500 million years ago, a giant loomed.

Titanokorys gainesi, newly discovered in the Burgess Shale fossil formation, would have been a Cambrian colossus, measuring a gobsmacking estimated half a meter (1.64 feet) in length. That may seem small to us now, but at a time when almost everything else was less than a fifth of that size, it's extraordinary.

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