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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2017 11:58 a.m. PST

… BC Burgess Shale.

""This new species would have been an efficient predator and a terrifying sight to many of the smallest marine creatures that lived during that time," said Jean-Bernard Caron, senior curator of invertebrate paleontology at the ROM.

The 500-million-year-old critter has been dubbed Capinatator praetermissus, which incorporates Latin words for to grasp, swimmer and overlooked.

Capinatator was about 10 centimetres long with 25 spines on each side of its head…."


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Personal logo optional field Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2017 3:29 p.m. PST

I am truly disappointed. I had expected a 500 meter yearling worm…

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2017 9:07 p.m. PST

LOL. That 500-meter long leech must have fed off a really big host!


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2017 11:20 a.m. PST



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