10 Terrifying PREHISTORIC BUGS And INSECTS
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Published on Aug 2, 2017
In this video we will explore 10 bugs, insects and invertebrates from the dinosaur times…
Number 10. Giant Trilobite. No, this is not the Indominus Rex from Jurassic World, the I-Rex was actually a prehistoric trilobite species… At more than 60 cm in length, the ‘Isotelus rex’ was the largest species of trilobite ever known – scavenging the ocean floor during the Paleozoic Era 500 million years ago… A specimen of Isotelus rex, from Churchill, Manitoba, is the largest complete trilobite ever found. It measured 72 cm in length and 40 cm in width… Trilobites were simple and adaptable organisms, managing to survive for 300 million years. Number 9. Giant Shrimp. Anomalocaris canadensis – say that three times fast – looked like a blend of giant squid and shrimp… It was around a meter long with a mouth full of razor-sharp teeth. Fossils found in China show that it was a massive undersea arthropod that lived 500 million years ago… It propelled itself through the water by undulating the flexible lobes on the sides of its body. Each side acted as a single ‘fin’, maximising swimming efficiency… Its powerful mandibles were used to catch large prey. It ate using its ‘serrated cigar cutter’ teeth…
O.o I enjoyed this! If you dig bugs, you will, too.