Scientists Discover Ancient Pygmy
Pygmy madness isn’t just contained to the underwater photography community—scientists in Slovenia have discovered the fossils of an ancient pygmy pipehorse.
The Slovenian scientists discovered the 1-inch-long pygmy pipehorse (Hippotropiscis frenki) in the same fossil-rich location where they found the world’s oldest seahorse fossil in 2009.
Scientists believe the pipehorses to be an evolutionary link to the seahorse. "The only major difference is that [pygmy pipehorses] do not swim upright," said Zalohar, a geologist at the University of Ljubljana.