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Ars Technica - Tasmanian depths may have been hiding unknown animal phylum

Mushroom-like animals resemble something not seen since before the Cambrian.
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As John Timmer at Ars Technica points out, we may have found not only a new species, but a brand new type of animal! This is big news for the science of biology, and zoology in particular!