Also see this:Silva said:Giant scorpions? Interesting. I'd never heard of these before.
I have to say though, they do look very different to the scorpions we usually know about. See the drawing below.
Visually, they mildly remind me of trilobites (though there's probably no actual relation). Kind of like a step in between those two, but closer to scorpions. Apparently, these are part of a species called "sea scorpions". Talk about a far cry from the desert. They've done some evolving.
True. I was more referring to the great contrast between the two dry and wet environments I knew they lived in to show the great changes they went through as a species, though the ancient ones are still somewhat recognisable to a casual observer.Atomic Skull said:Also see this:
Scorpions live just about everywhere not just the desert. The really big ones like emperors live in forests.
Yes, I figured this out after I made my post, though I didn't have the time to verify it. Good to put it out there for folks to know, though.Horseshoe crabs are considered the closest living relatives of trilobites. Horseshoe crabs are grouped in Chelicerata which also contains scorpions so they are in fact related.
Definitely.Early life (Ediacaran, Silurian, Cambrium etc.) is the most interesting IMHO. Especilly the "dead ends"
Really fascinating stuff.
I'm not sure a scorpion the length of a car would make a very good pet.Atomic Skull said:I don't know why people hate scorpions so much they are wonderful pets.
There are far more powerful and interesting creatures in the past and present then an oversized scorpion.Megacherv said: