Featured article: Petrified Permian scorpions

Frederik Spindler

Two scorpion fossils, preserved in their burrows and potentially a mating pair, are described from the Petrified Forest of Chemnitz; they date back to the Permian era ca. 290 million years ago, a period with a previously sparse scorpion fossil record.

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