Paleontology: New Evidence Revises Thinking, Anomalocaris

Length: 
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

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.

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

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