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430 million-year-old fossil named in honor of Sir David Attenborough

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Meet pentecopterus, a giant sea scorpion; Predator from prehistoric seas

You don’t name a sea creature after an ancient Greek warship unless it’s built like a predator. That’s certainly true of the recently discovered Pentecopterus, a giant sea scorpion with the sleek features of a penteconter, one of the first Greek galley ships. A Yale University research team says Pentecopterus lived 467 million years ago … Continue reading

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