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Orthrozanclus reburrus V1 by avancna Orthrozanclus reburrus V1 by avancna
Various animals from the Cambrian Burgess Shales...
The green spiny slug in the lower left corner is the suspected mollusc Orthrozanclus reburrus. It combines features of both Wiwaxia corrugata (the blue hat beneath Hallucigenia) and Halkieria.
The large pink bug above it is Canadaspis perfecta, a basal arthropod that was once thought to be a crustacean.
The yellow, walking palisade-backed worm is the infamous lobopodian, Hallucigenia sparsa. It was originally thought to be a polychaete, and was named Canadia sparsa, in that it was "sparsely" spined, in comparison to C. spinosa. Later, it was thought to be a horror beyond imagining, with seven pairs of stilts, and seven tentacles... until Chinese fossils showed that Simon Conway Morris was looking at specimens upside down.
The little red shrimp-like bugs are Waptia fieldensis, possible crustaceans.
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NycterisA Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! Nicely done!
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avancna Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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JarethKing Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007
Love your drawings. Makes them all look cute despite the spines. XD

I'm taking Invert Paleo this semester. We're on arthropods right now, just did molluscs.
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avancna Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What about lobopods?
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JarethKing Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007
Nein. No lobopods. I could always inquire about them, though, but we probably won't go into them.
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avancna Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pity.
What about the Aglaspids and Strabopids?
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JarethKing Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
Nein. Methinks he's just going over the major phlya and classes that most people know; the broad categories. Graudate school probably covers this stuff more in depth.
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avancna Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh...
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Blattaphile Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
Awwwwwww i love the ones that look like little triops.
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avancna Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Waptia?
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Blattaphile Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
look like ;)
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Dubhghall Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
I love Cambrian art. And now I have to do a sketch of Orthozanclus reburrus. After you sent me that link I was hooked.
Wasnt hallucigenia's head indistinguishable from its rear?
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avancna Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, the "head" on the fossils were a blob-shaped blob on one end, with a long tail on the other end which had a fringe of three pairs of mini legs.

Also, what's your opinion of Halkieria?
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Dubhghall Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
Looking back, that was a naive comment. Though, at least I knew there was "confusion" as to what it used to walk with.

As for Halkieria, I have no idea. To me it looks like a flatttened, spikeless Wiwaxia. Though, I remember reading that thier classification remains a mystery.
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avancna Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We knew which end was which with Hallucigenia, we just didn't know which way was up.
And we now suspect that Halkieria, Wiwaxia and Orthozanclus as being molluscs, due to Odontogriphus' recent identification as a basal mollusc.
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Dubhghall Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
Molluscs! I can see that. Sorta. Since I just read about fossils showing evidence of...grastropd-like teeth things...you know...radulae? I dont have my Big Book-o-Life handy at the mo'.
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avancna Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Wonderful Life" or the other one?
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Ohno-moment Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
cute little thing
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avancna Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wasn't it?
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djberry Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007   Photographer
Stephen Jay Gould would love this!
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avancna Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed.
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