Prior knowledge of this ancient and ecologically important group of animals was speculative. A fossil frog, Mesophryne beipiaoensis, from the Cretaceous Period from Liaoning Province, China, is shown. Don't lie to me that's fucking Alien.
Extinct animals hide their secrets well, but an exceptionally well-preserved fossil of an aquatic reptile, with traces of soft tissue present, is providing scientists a new window into the behavior of these ancient swimmers.
The Spidersaur: Largest ever fossil of Jurassic-era arachnid found perfectly preserved after 165m years
Fossilised spider 'biggest on record' The female, which lived about 165 million years ago, belongs to a collection of spiders well known today - the golden orb weavers. Until this new fossil turned up in Inner Mongolia, the most ancient example from this