Rare fossils of harvestmen unearthed in China
Scientists have unearthed the fossils of two new species of harvestmen, a delicate type of creature better known to many folks as daddy longlegs.
Though there are more than 6,400 known modern-day species of harvestmen — which aren’t spiders but are closely related — only 26 species have been identified in the fossil record, notes Paul Selden of the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Typically, these exceptionally fragile arachnids aren’t preserved as fossils. Mor