Yawunik kootenayi: Paleontologists Discover Cambrian Lobster-Like Animal

A multinational group of paleontologists has described a prehistoric lobster-like animal from the Marble Canyon site, part of the renowned Canadian Burgess Shale fossil deposit. The newly-discovered marine creature, named Yawunik kootenayi, lived during the middle Cambrian, approximately 508 million years ago. The species name, kootenayi, honors the Ktunaxa People, who have long inhabited the [...] —> Read More