There’s More To A Newly Found Daddy Long Legs Than His 99 Million Year Old Erection

Photo by: Jason Dunlop, Paul Selden, and Gonzalo Giribet

Photo by: Jason Dunlop, Paul Selden, and Gonzalo Giribet

As you might have noticed today, lots of people are talking about a 99 million year old daddy long legs fossil found in Burma, and his forever frozen in amber erection- but there is so much more to this story than just penis puns.  For instance, this fossil is believed to be part of a new family of daddy long legs previously unknown, related to the harvestman species we have today- and that’s pretty big.  The hard truth of the matter is (honestly I also couldn’t pass up on a good penis pun or two), there’s more to this story than meets the eye. Continue reading