Here scientists found 500 million years old giant insects, which were called 'terrorist animals' - Newztezz Online

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Here scientists found 500 million years old giant insects, which were called 'terrorist animals'

In Greenland, scientists have found the fossil of a giant insect, whose length used to be more than 30 cm. These insects used to rule the earth 500 million or 500 million years ago. Scientists have named it 'terrorist animal', whereas its real name is 'Timorebeastia'.

Millions of years ago the world used to be completely different. At that time, there used to be such huge animals on the earth that anyone's condition could deteriorate just by seeing them. You must have seen the movie King Kong, in which some people, with the intention of making a film, reach an island where giant creatures ruled. On that island, along with dinosaurs, there were giant lizards and even insects as big as humans or even bigger than humans. Now scientists have discovered one such insect, which was very huge. Scientists have named it 'terrorist animal'.

Scientists have found this 'terrorist animal' in Greenland. It is 500 million years old, which was a predatory insect. According to the report published in Science Advances, the length of this insect used to be more than 30 cm. It had wings on its body, a large head with long antennae and a terrifying jaw structure inside its mouth. Besides, he was also adept at swimming. Scientists claim that because of these characteristics, it was one of the biggest predators on earth in the early Cambrian era, about half a billion years ago.

Scientists have named it 'Timorebestia'. It is a Latin word, which means 'terrorist animal'. Researchers have found the remains of an arthropod called Isoxys inside the fossilized digestive system of Timorbestia, which shows how big a predator it was. Scientists say these large creatures may represent some of the earliest carnivorous animals that lived in water more than 518 million years ago.

Luke Parry of Oxford University said, 'Timorebestia is an important discovery for understanding the evolution of 'arrow worms'. Today, 'arrow worms' have dangerous hairs outside their heads, with the help of which they catch prey, whereas Timorbestia had jaws inside their heads, with the help of which they hunt.

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