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Browse: Australian Volcanoes Caused First Mass Extinction
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Cover Story: The Earth’s First Super-Predators
The discovery of the world’s oldest apex predators in the oceans more than half a billion years ago is a puzzling story that began well over a century ago. We now have a much clearer picture of these spectacular animals, but the debate about their feeding habits continues.
A fossil compound eye, around 515 million years old, from the Emu Bay Shale.
Feature: Rapid Evolution? The Eyes Have It
The discovery of exquisite fossils on Kangaroo Island reveal that complex eyes evolved very rapidly during evolution’s Big Bang, the Cambrian explosion, half a billion years ago.
Artist’s reconstruction of Metaspriggina walcotti. Credit: Maryanne Collins
Feature: The World’s Oldest Fishes
Just 6 cm long and lacking fins and bone, the world’s oldest fish looked more like a worm yet it was the most advanced creature on Earth about 518 million years ago.
Fossil File: The Birth of Filter-Feeding Giants