Paleontology: New Evidence Revises Thinking, Anomalocaris

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4:09

It sometimes takes years and many mistakes to piece together an entire animal. Collins uses Anomalocaris as an example of the long complicated process. Several fossil pieces of Anomalocaris were originally identified as entirely different animals. Finally Collins finds a complete fossil and solves the mystery. We see both a model and animation of the animal.

Next Generation Science Standards

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Paleontologists look back in time using fossils as evidence to reconstruct ancient animals and their evolutionary history.

Des Collins describes how it sometimes takes years and many mistakes to piece together an entire fossil animal.

7th Grade California Life Science Standards

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Fossils of ancient animals like Anomalocaris help us understand ancient life.

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Paleontologists look back in time using fossils as evidence to reconstruct ancient animals.

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