Latest Cambrian Stories
Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan and Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have followed fossilized footprints to a multi-legged predator that ruled the seas of the Cambrian period about half a billion years ago.
Paleontologists have discovered 515-million-year-old fossils which show that ancient animals had excellent vision and could even see in the dark.
Ancient sea creatures, that were the largest predators for millions of years, grew even larger and survived much longer than previously thought.
Life on Earth began to flourish about 3 billion years ago, possibly when primitive forms developed efficient ways to harness energy from the Sunâ€™s light.
Beginning around 542 million years ago, a profusion of animals with shells and skeletons began to appear in the fossil record.
The Gondwana supercontinent underwent a 60-degree rotation across Earthâ€™s surface during the Early Cambrian period.
Paleontologists have discovered a rich array of exceptionally preserved fossils of marine animals that lived between 480 million and 472 million years ago, during the early part of a period known as the Ordovician.
Paleontologists from the University of Extremadura have discovered a new species, Cloudina carinata, the fossil of which has preserved its tridimensional shape.
The fossil remains of some of the first animals with shells, ocean-dwelling creatures that measure a few centimeters in length and date to about 520 million years ago, provide a window on evolution at this time.
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