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The Mighty Anomalocaris

  • 25-04-2013 4:02am
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    Registered Users Posts: 10,868 ✭✭✭✭ JupiterKid


    If you were swimming in the seas in the Cambrian period (540 million years ago - a while back) you would not have wanted to come across one of these bad guys.:eek:

    06.30d_Anomalocaris.jpg

    These were the Anomalocaris, the first great predator on the planet, a type of proto-arthropod that is now long extinct





    ...thankfully, you say.:pac::D


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,872 ✭✭✭ Dickerty


    I give you two words -

    Anomalocaris Thermidor.

    YUM!


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,868 ✭✭✭✭ JupiterKid


    Anomalocaris Thermidor? It's a no-no for me though as I'm allergic to seafood. Tuna as a substitute meat? I doubt it...I'd say lobster or prawn would be closer.

    Anomalocaris is kind of cute in a strange way, with its double snout that it used to grab its pray and its huge protruding bug eyes.

    All in all a weird and wonderful creature!:cool: Maybe geneticists could try to bring one back to life?






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