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Wiwaxia may have been related to today’s mollusks. Copyright Quade Paul - The Weird Youth of the Animal Kingdom (Slide Show) – Phenomena: The Loom

The Cambrian soft-bodied animal Wiwaxia. It's a scaly, spiny. One of the Burgess Shale fauna. (Art by Quade Paul.

For ages, life on Earth and its origin has been a big fascination for mankind. The ancestry of most animals can be traced back to 541 million years ago – when an event called the Cambrian Explosion abruptly birthed a myriad of familiar creatures in the sea. It was a time when the ancestors of crabs, clams, and jellyfishes dominated the oceans. Little did people know, there was a time before the Cambrian where life looked like nothing that exists today.

By Franz Anthony Tens of millions of years before the famous Cambrian Explosion, lived a community of peculiar creatures. The Ediacaran fauna was unlike any othe

Ordovician

A diorama portraying the seas of the Ordovician Period (from the Exhibit Museum, University of Michigan)

Anomalocaris was a giant of the Cambrian, reaching over a meter long. Copyright Quade Paul - The Weird Youth of the Animal Kingdom – Phenomena: The Loom

Anomalocaris was a giant of the Cambrian, reaching over a meter long. Copyright Quade Paul - The Weird Youth of the Animal Kingdom – Phenomena: The Loom # creature animals

Doryaspis  is a genus of primitive jawless fish that lived in the Devonian by Karen Carr Studio

Doryaspis "Dart Shield" aka "Lyktaspis" is an extinct genus of primitive jawless fish that lived in the Devonian period. Fossils have been discovered in Spitsbergen

Hallucigenia Ère primaire

Hallucigenia, Scientists don't even know which part of this curious cambrian creature is the front or back or top or bottom. No wonder they have no idea what type of animal it is.

Prehistoric taxonomie | Arsinoitherium zitteli (“Arsinoe’s beast”)...

Prehistoric taxonomie | Arsinoitherium zitteli (“Arsinoe’s beast”)...

Prehistoric Marine Life poster

Prehistoric Marine Life Dinosaur Education Poster from BananaRoad Posters.

Elasmosaurus et al. | Zdeněk Burian (1905-1981) | Prehistoric Animals (1960)

Zdenek Burian 1905 ~ 1981 Prehistoric Animals Published by Paul Hamlyn Ltd ~ 1960

sauropods happily going about their business

That's right - it's time for another look at the best palaeoart of the as presented in De Oerwereld van de Dinosauriërs , also known .

Artist recreation of Burgess Shake fossil

Artist recreation of Burgess Shale fossil formation Animals

Tylosaurus was a species of Mosasaur. It was enormous, reaching more than 50 feet (15m) in length.

Tylosaurus - this prehistoric sea monster was a marine reptile. It was in the mosasaur family and lived in the late Cretaceous.

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