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    The Mysterious 'Tully Monster' Just Got More Mysterious

    The Mysterious 'Tully Monster' Just Got More Mysterious | Live Science

    Scientists can't even decide if this ancient beast was a vertebrate or an invertebrate.

    Every now and again, scientists discover fossils that are so bizarre they defy classification, their body plans unlike any other living animals or plants. Tullimonstrum (also known as the Tully Monster), a 300 million-year-old fossil discovered in the Mazon Creek fossil beds in Illinois, US, is one such creature.

    At first glance, Tully looks superficially slug-like. But where you would expect its mouth to be, the creature has a long thin appendage ending in what looks like a pair of grasping claws. Then there are its eyes, which protrude outward from its body on stalks.
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    Discovered by a guy named Tully.
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    Re: The Mysterious 'Tully Monster' Just Got More Mysterious

    At vertebrae I think backbone but it's spinal cord. A shark has cartilage tubes.

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