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June 2013 : Opabinia is an extinct stem-arthropod genus found in Cambrian fossil deposits. The only known species, O. regalis, is known from the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale Lagerstätte of British Columbia, Canada.

Paleozoic Earth - Diplocaulus swimming near the bottom of a fresh water lake; Cisuralian Permian; - Natural History Illustration

Paleozoic Earth - Diplocaulus swimming near the bottom of a fresh water lake…

Hurdia was a primitive cousin of insects and other arthropods. Copyright Quade Paul

Hurdia was a primitive cousin of insects and other arthropods. Copyright Quade Paul

Opabinia regalis, Soft Invertebrate, Cambrian Period

Opabinia regalis, Soft Invertebrate, Cambrian Period

Anomalocaris | Anomalocaris

Cambrian Creatures Gallery: Photos of Primitive Sea Life The Cambrian also saw the rise of larger creatures, such as this ancient shrimplike creatures called anomalocaridids had long, which had spiny head limbs for catching prey

Opabinia lived during the cambrian period across all oceans across the world. The 2nd most apex predator it hunted in the small fish groups of early fish and EARLY humans, however was always overlooked by anomalocaris.

Opabinia lived during the Cambrian period across all oceans across the world. Second-most apex predator of its time, it hunted in the small fish groups of early fish; it was always overlooked due to the flashier appearance of anomalocaris.

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