Fos­sil of ex­tinct marine an­i­mal found

China Daily European Weekly - - News Digest -

Sci­en­tists from the Chi­nese Academy of Sciences re­cently found a fos­silized piece of the body of an ex­tinct marine an­i­mal known as a cys­toid. The fos­sil, dat­ing back 400 mil­lion years, was dis­cov­ered in Tongzi county, Guizhou prov­ince while the sci­en­tists were study­ing a ge­o­log­i­cal for­ma­tion in the area, ac­cord­ing to the county gov­ern­ment. With eggshaped bodies, cys­toids are clas­si­fied as echin­o­derms.

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