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Friday, February 25, 2011
Hallucigenia fossil was first discovered in British Columbia, Canada, and recently in China. Hallucigenia name comes from Simon Conway Morris, the first to learn more specimens that have been discovered by Charles Walcott. The name comes from the picture is a very strange creature. Hallucigenia has seven tentacles on each side of his body, and three pairs of tentacles on the back.
Dimorphodon is a medium-sized pterosaur from the early Jurassic period. Fossils were found in Lyme Regis, Dorset England, in 1828. Pterosaur name derived from Greek words meaning "two forms of teeth. " Richard Owen was the one who gave the name for the creature. Dimorphodon has two types of teeth in the jaw, which is rare in reptiles. If dimophodon stood about 3.3 meters tall, with a small neck but big head, and has a wingspan of 4.6 meters wide.
Opabinia is one of the rarest fossils ever found inin world today . There are less than twenty specimens of this creature, and archaeologists hope to find more in the future. Fossil opabinia known mostly found in the Burgess Shale in British Columbia. Opabinia not what you imagine when you think about the prehistoric era. Species known to live on the ocean floor has a soft body with a length of about 7 cm. They have a head with five eyes and lower lip that juts into. This creature also has a segmented body that ended in fan-shaped tail.
Archaeopteryx, which is often referred to as the first bird, is the most primitive birds ever known to exist. This creature lived in the late Jurassic period in the southern German region at this time, when the Europeans simply a collection of islands. This prehistoric animals about 1.6 meters in length. Archaeopteryx is petite, full of feathers, and it seems harmless, but he really has a broad wings and razor-sharp teeth. He also has claws on his feet. Claw foot that can creep shrink is also called as 'claw assassin'.