Image of the Day: Ancient Worm

Unlike related species, Ovatiovermis cribratus, a lobopodian from the Cambrian period, did not have a hard, protective shell.

By | April 10, 2017

Ovatiovermis feeding motionLARS FIELDS, PHLESCH BUBBLE PRODUCTIONS © ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM

(See J. Caron & C. Aria, “Cambrian suspension-feeding lobopodians and the early radiation of panarthropods,” BMC Evol. Bio. doi:10.1186/s12862-016-0858-y, 2017.)

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