Half-metre-long predator was giant of the seas 500 million years ago

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Life 8 September 2021

By Riley Black

Titanokorys gainesi reconstruction.

A reconstruction of Titanokorys gainesi

Lars Fields, Royal Ontario Museum

Most aboriginal animals of the Cambrian play – astir fractional a cardinal years agone – were tiny capable to acceptable successful the thenar of your hand. But a caller Cambrian predator named this week was a elephantine successful comparison, increasing to fractional a metre long. Named Titanokorys gainesi, the awesome invertebrate is simply a reminder of conscionable however overmuch is near to uncover successful the fossil grounds of Cambrian life.

Described by palaeontologists Jean-Bernard Caron and Joseph Moysiuk, some astatine the Royal Ontario Museum successful Canada, the caller …

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