‘Angry minion’ with no anus not related to humans after all, scientists conclude

Wed, 17 Aug 2022 18:25:14 GMT 6

‘Angry minion’ with no anus not related to humans after all, scientists conclude


New research rules out theory that 535m-year-old Saccorhytus coronarius fossil is our earliest known ancestor

One less relative to be embarrassed about – scientists have ruled out the possibility that a 535m-year-old microscopic fossil that looks like an “angry minion” is our earliest known ancestor.

Previous research had suggested that Saccorhytus coronarius, a tiny sack-like creature with a large mouth and no anus, was an early member of a large group of animals called the deuterostomes, which vertebrates – including humans – belong to.

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