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'Cthulhu' fossil reconstruction reveals monstrous relative of modern sea cucumbers: New species of extinct sea cucumber named Sollasina cthulhu, for its resemblance to H.P. Lovecraft's famous monster

'Cthulhu' fossil reconstruction reveals monstrous relative of modern sea cucumbers: New species of extinct sea cucumber named Sollasina cthulhu, for its resemblance to H.P. Lovecraft's famous monster

An exceptionally preserved fossil from Herefordshire in the UK has given new insights into the early evolution of sea cucumbers. Paleontologists from the UK and USA created a 3D computer reconstruction of the 430-million-year-old fossil and identified it as a new species. They named it Sollasina cthulhu due to its resemblance to monsters from the Cthulhu universe created by author H.P. Lovecraft.

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