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Aegirocassis

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Another quick piece of Paleoart, this time a new gigantic anomalocaridid from the Ordovician of Morocco. With maybe 2m in length it's among the largest members of its group, only Anomalocaris itself reached maybe a similar size. In addition it's the second known filter feeding anomalocarid.

The paper is available here:

Anomalocaridid trunk limb homology revealed by a giant filter-feeder with paired flaps

  • Peter Van Roy,
  • Allison C. Daley
  • Derek E. G. Briggs
 www.nature.com/nature/journal/…
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CartoonBen's avatar
:) (Smile) Cool. It looks like a fusion of a squid, a whale, and a shrimp.