Saturday, 19 January 2013

Namibian rangeomorph

Those of us particularly fond of dinosaurs, or even more broadly vertebrate palaeontology, were puzzled a few years ago when dig volunteer David Elliot and scientist Pat Vickers-Rich started spending their time looking at the soft-bodied animals of the pre-Cambrian.  But those animals have turned out complex and very pretty indeed.  Check out the Peter Trusler reconstuction on the cover of the Jounal of Vertebrate Paleontology

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