On July 6th a new study from Australia revealed that scientists had discovered a fossil of a sea scorpion larger than the largest known euthaneur, EURYPTERIDS, a creature that may have been overlord in the sea at the time,media reported. The creature, known as Jaekelopterus rhenaniae, was the largest sea scorpion ever built and was also probably one of the largest arthropods of the time, the report said.
The researchers note that the Rhinejekel was about 541 million years ago and 252 million years ago, and that the fossils found were about 8 feet long (2.4 meters) long, much larger than humans and one of the largest marine predators on record.
The fossils found show that it has a hard shell skeleton, a sectional limb, and a segmented body, like arthropods such as insects, spiders, and crabs. Being able to unload fish without much effort can also be cruelly similar.
In addition, the study found six different species of sea scorpions, bringing the species to 250.