A fossil specimen of Kylinxia zhangi found in China’s Yunnan province. Photo: Huang and Zeng / Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology / AFP A fossil specimen of Kylinxia zhangi found in China’s Yunnan province. Photo: Huang and Zeng / Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology / AFP
A fossil specimen of Kylinxia zhangi found in China’s Yunnan province. Photo: Huang and Zeng / Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology / AFP

Five-eyed fossil ‘shrimp’ found in China could be evolutionary ‘missing link’

  • The fossil has three smaller eyes in a row on its head, with two larger eyes directly behind
  • The creature, that lived about 520 million years ago, may end a debate about the evolution of Earth’s most common animals

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A fossil specimen of Kylinxia zhangi found in China’s Yunnan province. Photo: Huang and Zeng / Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology / AFP A fossil specimen of Kylinxia zhangi found in China’s Yunnan province. Photo: Huang and Zeng / Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology / AFP
A fossil specimen of Kylinxia zhangi found in China’s Yunnan province. Photo: Huang and Zeng / Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology / AFP
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