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October 19, 2006

Anomalocarid From China

Amplectobelua symbrachiata, an anomalocarid from the Chengiang fauna in China. The fish-like creature, Myllokunmingia, are among the first vertebrates known.

To learn more about giant Cambrian predators, visit the Anomalocaris Homepage. (Date of Image: 2002) [One of three related images. See Next Image.]

Credit: All rights reserved, Ken Doud (; principle sources for modeling restorations: Briggs, Derek E.G., et al; Fossils of the Burgess Shale; 1994. Smithsonian Institution Press (

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