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University at Buffalo

Rhabdopleura compacta

Caption: This is a Rhabdopleura compacta zooid. A new study identifies rhabdopleurids as an ancestor of more elaborate species that have since died off.

Credit: Dr. Atsuko Sato, University of Oxford

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