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The sharp eyes of a Cambrian top predator

Anomalocaris is an icon of the enigmatic marine realms of the Cambrian. Anomalocaridids are considered the top predators of Cambrian and Ordovician ecosystems, as suggested by their large size (~1m) and large frontal appendages appropriate for grasping prey, among other … Continue reading

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The eye of the Cambrian

Earlier this summer Lee et al. published a very nice finding in Nature: spectacular fossils of compound eyes of a marine arthropod from the Early Cambrian (~515ma) of South Australia. A summary of this paper, including photographs of the actual … Continue reading

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