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  • Anyway, they have all sorts of strange new words and ideas - including "anomalocaris" (the world's first "super predator") -- and so, he says to me, he says:

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • I mean, the evidence for species like anomalocaris or opabinia or any of these things is based on hundreds of different specimens.

    Sir David Attenborough Tracks Down Earth's 'First Life'

  • Although other fully intact fossils of anomalocaris have been found before, this is the first one to reveal the optical design of its eyes.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The only modern arthropod that may exceed anomalocaris is the dragonfly, which can have up to 28,000 lenses in each eye.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The researchers report that anomalocaris had extraordinarily complex eyes, with 16,000 hexagonal lenses each.

    NYT > Home Page

  • While having tremendous respect for all creatures, he apparently gets as much pleasure from explaining and describing a stone-cold anomalocaris fossil as he does when elaborating on the habits, habitation and reproductive methods of a living, breathing animal.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

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  • I love paleontology names.

    December 1, 2006