Browsing the "arthropod" Tag

Episode 51: Eurypterids

September 1st, 2015 | by David Marshall

Eurypterids, or ‘sea-scorpions’ are an extinct group of chelicerates: the group containing the terrestrial arachnids (such as spiders and scorpions) [&hellip


Episode 48: The Burgess Shale

July 17th, 2015 | by David Marshall

The Burgess Shale is probably the world’s most famous lagerstätte (site of special preservation). Discovered in 1909 on Mt. Stephen, [&hellip


Episode 47: Lobopodians

June 29th, 2015 | by David Marshall

It’s been quite a week for lobopodians! First off, we’ve had the redescription of Hallucigenia by Dr Martin Smith. This [&hellip


New filter-feeding anomalocaridid

March 11th, 2015 | by David Marshall

Ever since their first appearance in the fossil record some 530 million years ago, arthropods have been the most species-rich [&hellip


Episode 36: Emu Bay Shale

November 1st, 2014 | by David Marshall

The Emu Bay shale is a Burgess Shale-type lagerstätte from the Early Cambrian of South Australia. We speak to Dr [&hellip


Episode 31: Anomalocaridids

July 15th, 2014 | by Laura Soul

Anomalocaridids are iconic Cambrian animals, originally found in the Burgess Shale deposits in Canada. From the Genus Anomalocaris, their name translates [&hellip



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