Burgess Shale Fauna

wiwaxia.jpg (114 KB)

hallucingenia.jpg (212 KB)

Anomalocaris canadensis.jpg (37 KB)

Opabinia.jpg (66 KB)

Schinderhannes.jpg (53 KB)

Very very roughly, these fossils are 500 mio. years old.

From top to bottom:
Wiwaxia
Hallucigenia
Anomalocaris canadensis
Opabinia
Schinderhannes


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    Sticky
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    The first and second things look like some sort of plant from The Shivering Isles.

    metalhead2061
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    Just add a few mushrooms and there you go.

    The Matrix: Rebooted
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    Read “Wonderful Life” by Stephen Jay Gould. The history of the discovery and interpretation of these fossils is amazing.

    TunaTank
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    No wonder they’re extinct. Just look at them.

    And the first one reminds me of a blue winged shell from Mario www.mariowiki.com/Spiny_Shell_%28Mario_Kart%29

    Maxwell Edison
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    No room on the ark for them, obviously.

    Belbo
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    lol, biodiversity

    nyoki
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    Beautiful. Why Hallucigenia, I wonder?

    Evilcritter
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    It took them ages to figure out which were the legs on Hallucigenia.

    Error401
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    There are many things that have existed in the past that I am very thankful that are dead now.

    And who the hell is down voting everyone?

    TGGeko
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    Crazy Cambrian explosion.



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