WEIRD ANIMALS

‘Monstrously Big Ant’ Fossil Found in Wyoming

A two-inch-long ant that once roamed Wyoming rivals today’s hummingbirds in size. (Image credit: Bruce Archibald) – By Stephanie Pappas – Almost 50 million years ago, ants the size of hummingbirds roamed what is now Wyoming, a new fossil discovery reveals. These giant …

Billion-year old fossil may be first multicellular animal

The billion-year-old multicellular microfossil was found at Loch Torridon in the Scottish Highlands.  grafxart/Depositphotos – By Michael Irving 2021 May 02 – Scientists have discovered the fossil of what may be the earliest multicellular animal ever found. Dating back a billion years, the microscopic …