Bizarre creature discovered in ancient cocoon

Posted at 5:43 PM, Dec 08, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-08 17:46:10-05

(WTVR) – Scientists worked to identify a recently discovered “bizarre animal” trapped 200 million years ago in a slimy cocoon, reported .

“The cocoon with the such-enclosed bell animal then was deposited in mud that over time turned into the sedimentary layer where we found it some 200 million years later,” study researcher Benjamin Bomfleur told LiveScience.

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