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This 480 million-year-old creature is the ancestor of all starfish

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A wierd little fossil might symbolize the ancestor of all starfish-like animals on the planet, in accordance with a brand new research. 

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The 480 million-year-old fossil was unearthed within the Moroccan desert greater than 17 years in the past, however its identification and evolutionary historical past remained mysteries till now. Scientists have now formally described the specimen in new analysis printed Wednesday (Jan. 20) within the journal Biology Letters

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