Agencia EFEMarch 27, 2014 14:37
London, Mar 27 (EFE).- Huge marine creatures that lived more than 500 million years ago evolved from hunting large prey into feeding off plankton just like modern whales, the journal Nature reported.
A team led by Jakob Vinther, a palaeobiologist at Britain's University of Bristol, discovered the fossils of Tamisiocaris borealis in Greenland in 2009.
The shrimp-like creature lived in the Cambrian period, the first of the six periods of the Paleozoic Era.
Scientists examined the fossils and concluded that the creatures had sharp claws used to catch prey.