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Hallucigenia sparsa
2014-08-19 03:00:38

One of the most bizarre-looking fossils ever found - a worm-like creature with legs, spikes and a head difficult to distinguish from its tail – has found its place in the evolutionary Tree of Life, definitively linking it with a group of modern animals for the first time.

Lyrarapax unguispinus
2014-07-17 09:18:38

An international team of scientists has identified the what they call "an exquisitely preserved" brain in the fossil of a group of animals known as anomalocaridids, or "abnormal shrimp."

Earliest Evidence Of Jaws Discovered In 500M-Year-Old Fish Fossil
2014-06-12 14:09:55

Paleontologists working in the Canadian Rockies have uncovered the 500 million-year-old fossilized remains of fish with jaw-like structures – the first time this feature has been seen so early in the fossil record.

artists reconstruction of Tamisiocaris borealis
2014-03-27 09:19:17

Several large marine animals have evolved from fearsome predators to become gentle giants that use filtering appendages to ingest food, and new research has revealed a similar evolution in a group of predators that roamed the oceans 520 million years ago during the Early Cambrian.

Canada's Kootenay National Park Home To Epic Burgess Shale Site
2014-02-12 06:38:48

The 505-million-year-old Burgess Shale found in Yoho National Park in British Columbia is home to some of the world's earliest animals. Now, more than one hundred years after its discovery, a new Burgess Shale fossil site has been discovered 26 miles away in Kootenay National Park.

Burgess Shale Fossil Provides Crucial Missing Link
2013-03-14 05:05:04

Scientists have unearthed a strange phallus-shaped creature from the 505 million year-old rock layers in the Burgess Shale fossil beds.

2013-01-03 11:04:17

Of all the famous fossil localities in the world — Mongolia’s Flaming Cliffs, Tanzania’s Olduvai Gorge, Wyoming’s Green River, Germany’s Solnhöfn Quarry — perhaps none is as widely celebrated as British Columbia’s Burgess Shale.

How The Mollusc Got Its Teeth Revealed By Ancient Fossils
2012-08-22 15:06:06

The radula sounds like something from a horror movie – a conveyor belt lined with hundreds of rows of interlocking teeth.

505 Million Year Old Fossil Linked To Humans
2012-03-06 14:15:10

A team of researchers have discovered that a 505 million-year-old fossil is actually an ancient relative to humans.

Researchers Discover Ancient Tulip-like Creature In The Canadian Rockies
2012-01-20 07:49:18

A strange tulip-shaped creature discovered in half-a-billion-year-old rocks had a feeding system unlike any other animal, researchers reported this week.


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