Most Read
Image 01 Image 02 Image 03

Paleontologists Find Huge 500-million-year-old Fossil Species in Canadian Rockies

Paleontologists Find Huge 500-million-year-old Fossil Species in Canadian Rockies

Creature would have dwarfed the tiny species that occupied the seas of the Cambrian period.

As my colleague Mike LaChance is away, enjoying a fun vacation and a much needed break from the news cycle, I will be helping with Quick Takes….focusing on science news!

There has been a fascinating discovery of an intriguing new species in the famous Burgess Shale.

Paleontologists have discovered a massive new arthropod fossil species that lived in North America during the Cambrian period more than a half-billion years ago.

The fossil remains were uncovered from the Burgess Shale deposit found throughout Canada’s Kootenay National Park.

Scientists described the new species, Titanokorys gainesi, in a paper published Wednesday in the journal Royal Society Open Science.

Though the horseshoe crab-like arthropod measured just over a foot-and-a-half in length — a moderate size by today’s standards — it would have dwarfed the mostly tiny species that occupied the seas of the Cambrian period.

DONATE

Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.

Tags:
,

Comments


 
 0 
 
 0
Subotai Bahadur | September 15, 2021 at 8:30 pm

You might want to check your illustration. That looks like a trilobite. The articles I have seen on this show this

https://img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAOdaL4.img?h=253&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f

which is very different.

Subotai Bahadur

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.
Font Resize
Contrast Mode
Send this to a friend