Remains of ancient rakoskorpiona found mine in Belarus

The remains of ancient animals, rakoskorpiona discovered working Belarusian company JSC "Belaruskali" (Soligorsk, Minsk region), told RIA Novosti on Thursday, a representative of the company.

"On the horizon, the third 620 meters of the mine mine group of" Belaruskali "at the top of excavation uncovered the remains of ancient animals — rakoskorpiona" — told the agency.

He clarified that the arthropod remains were quickly removed from the array of rock and brought to the surface. This is the sixth such discovery in history "Belaruskali". The first was in 1976, the second — in the early 1980s, the third — in 2002, the fourth — in 2006 (then was detected only one limb of the ancient predator), and the fifth — in 2008.

"The remains were found all rakoskorpionov third potash horizon, the age of each of them has about 350-360 million years", — said the representative of the company.

Interviewee noted that the found arthropods belonging to the order eurypterids, lived in the Devonian period of the Paleozoic era.

"They are, by the way — the largest arthropods ever existed on Earth," — he added.

Length found rakoskorpiona is 34 centimeters. The oldest item in the museum was the arthropod Labour Glory "Belaruskali".

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