Latest Burgess Shale fossils Stories
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Scientists have unearthed a strange phallus-shaped creature from the 505 million year-old rock layers in the Burgess Shale fossil beds.
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.
The radula sounds like something from a horror movie – a conveyor belt lined with hundreds of rows of interlocking teeth.
A team of researchers have discovered that a 505 million-year-old fossil is actually an ancient relative to humans.
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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