A unique occurrence of fossil animals

Geologic field research in Taichoute. Photo Bertrand Lefebvre

A press release on new find of fossils in Morocco and the related paper in the Scientific Reports journal was published on the web of the Academy of Sciences on 16 December 2022. The study was contributed by Lukáš Laibl of the Institute of Geology. These fossil finds are exceptional in the presence of various species of shrimp-like animals, which have not been encountered at similar sites elsewhere. Some of them could have attained a length of 2 metres. The researchers also expect totally new species to be identified among the collected specimens.