Collinsium ciliosumpus

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Gotta hand it to the CBS headline writers: Spiky armored worm had 30 legs, will haunt your dreams.

A spiky, wormlike creature with 30 legs — 18 clawed rear legs and 12 featherlike front legs that likely helped it filter food from the water […] is one of the first known animals on Earth to develop protective armor and to sport specialized limbs that likely helped it catch food.

I guess as humans, we’ve managed to develop Under Armor and the opposable thumb, but somehow, we gave up after only 2 legs, none of which are clawed or featherlike. Sad times.

Happy Platypus Friday!