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

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

    metalhead2061

    Just add a few mushrooms and there you go.

    The Matrix: Rebooted

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

    TunaTank

    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

    No room on the ark for them, obviously.

    Belbo

    lol, biodiversity

    nyoki

    Beautiful. Why Hallucigenia, I wonder?

    Evilcritter

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

    Error401

    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

    Crazy Cambrian explosion.