Palaeoecology: A gigantic fossil arthropod trackway

@article{Whyte2005PalaeoecologyAG,
  title={Palaeoecology: A gigantic fossil arthropod trackway},
  author={M. Whyte},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2005},
  volume={438},
  pages={576-576}
}
  • M. Whyte
  • Published 2005
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Nature
A unique, complex trackway has been discovered in Scotland: it was made roughly 330 million years ago by a huge, six-legged water scorpion that was about 1.6 m long and a metre wide. To my knowledge, this is not only the largest terrestrial trackway of a walking arthropod to be found so far, but is also the first record of locomotion on land for a species of Hibbertopterus (Eurypterida). This evidence of lumbering movement indicates that these giant arthropods, now extinct, could survive out of… Expand

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