Photo by Jean-Bernard Caron, © Royal Ontario Museum
Writing this week in the journal Current Biology, researchers announced the discovery of 268 previously unreported S. hirpex specimens from the Burgess Shale fossil site in Canada.
Photo by Jean-Bernard Caron © Royal Ontario Museum
“Since most radiodonts are only known from scattered bits and pieces, this discovery is a crucial jump forward in understanding what they looked like and how they lived.”
ozgur kerem bulur / 500px/500Px Plus/Getty Images
Even 500 million years ago, the visual capabilities of these animals were already highly developed like their modern kin, explained study co-author Jean-Bernard Caron in a press release.