Meet Saccorhytus, bloblike human ancestor that shat through its mouth


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/01/30/meet-saccorhytus-bloblike-hum.html


#2

Add some fucked up comb-over and it’s a dead ringer. OK well yeah of course it’s dead but…


#3

540 million years ago, our ancestors were ugly blobs that shat through their mouths. Isn’t it amazing the way everything comes full-circle?


#4

Meet Saccorhytus, bloblike human ancestor that shat through its mouth

Oh, I had an Uncle like that.


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#6

http://imgur.com/8ZsiKOh


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#8

Hey, researchers haven’t found my anus yet either, and I’m not about to let them try.


#9

Meet Cartorhytus, another bloblike human ancester


#10

Here is the actual fossil. I hate it when they don’t how the actual fossil.


#11

I know it’s just pareidolia, but that really looks like a face.


#12

I don’t think that’s pareidolia. I think that is the creature’s face.


#13

That’s Press Secretary Saccorhytus to you, mister!


#14

Why does it look like it has a face?


#15

It is a face - sorta. It has a mouth. Though the article said those things that look like eyes aren’t eyes, they aren’t sure what they are, possibly proto-gill slits.


#16

What a time to be alive. To think that we’ve found Piers Morgan’s earliest ancestor.


#17

“Mankind differs from the animals only by a little and most people throw that away.” – Confucius


#18

Trumpfaciem.

Genus: culus.


#19

Here’s Terry Gilliam’s reconstruction of an organism from just the finger tip:


#20

I have a sneaking suspicion they know where it is, though. :slight_smile: