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meaning: "Ancient murderer"
Named By: Thorell & Lindstrom in 1884
Time Period: Wenlock-Early Devonian [1][2]
Location: Canada, New Brunswick. Europe
Size: Around 7 to 8 centimetres long from head to tip of the telson (barb on the end of the tail)
Diet: Insectivore/Carnivore
Fossil(s): Preserved flat on rocks
Classification: | Arthropoda | Chelicerata | Arachnida | Scorpiones | Protoscorpiones |

Palaeophonus (meaning ancient killer) is the oldest known genus of scorpion.

Read more about Palaeophonus at Wikipedia
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