A bizarre creature that lived in the ocean more than 500-million years ago has emerged from the famous Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale in the Canadian Rockies.
A 508-million-year-old species of bristle worm, Kootenayscolex barbarensis, has been described for the first time from fossils found in the Marble Canyon site at the Burgess Shale in the Canadian Rockies.
January 23, 2018
December 19, 2017
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A team of scientists has identified a small marine predator that once patrolled the ocean floor and grabbed its prey with 50 spines deployed from its head.
August 03, 2017
Paleontologists at the University of Toronto and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have uncovered a new fossil species that sheds light on the origin of mandibulates, the most abundant and diverse group of organisms on Earth, to which belong familiar animals such as flies, ants, crayfish and centip
April 26, 2017
U of T researchers – some of whom are students – have uncovered fossils of creatures that roamed the earth or swam in its waters millions of years ago.
February 27, 2017
A new species of lobopodian – a worm-like animal that could stand nearly upright – from the Cambrian period (541 to 485 million years ago), has been detailed for the first time from fossils found in the Burgess Shale in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
January 31, 2017
One branch on the tree of life is a bit more crowded today.
A team of scientists led by 20-year-old University of Toronto undergraduate student Joseph Moysiuk has finally determined what a bizarre group of extinct cone-shaped animals actually are.
January 11, 2017
They looked like fossils of seaweed – but experts now say they were homes made by a creature called Oesia, which lived an isolated existence inside them about 500 million years ago.
July 07, 2016
Long before kangaroos carried their joeys in their pouches and honey bees nurtured their young in hives, there was the 508-million-year-old Waptia.
December 17, 2015
Whether they spent their summers working, taking courses or traveling the globe, University of Toronto students had many options available to them before heading back to campus this fall.
September 09, 2015