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Unmasking the Tully Monster: fossils help to tackle a decades-old mystery

Elongated pink creature with long, slender neck and tiny bird-like head in water.

Molecules in its fossils suggest that, despite its squid-like features, an aquatic animal nicknamed the Tully Monster (artist’s impression) was actually a vertebrate. Credit: Getty

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Nature 581, 123 (2020)




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