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  • n  tiny marine and freshwater crustaceans with a shrimp-like body enclosed in a bivalve shell
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  • 450-Million-Year-Old Marine Creatures 'Babysat' Their Young
    The oldest fossil evidence of animal "babysitting" now comes from 450-million-year-old rocks in New York. Small marine animals called ostracods, a group of crustaceans that includes more than 20,000 species living today, were discovered buried with their eggs and young by a team led by researchers from the University of Leicester in Britain. "This is a very rare and exciting find from the fossil ...
    March 13, 2014 - LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News

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