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Fuxianhuia protensa Specimen Showing the Earliest Fossilized Brain

Caption: This picture shows a nearly intact fossil of Fuxianhuia protensa. The inset shows the fossilized brain in the head of another specimen. The brain structures are visible as dark outlines.

Credit: Specimen photo: Xiaoya Ma; inset: Nicholas Strausfeld

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