Researchers find a 508 million year-old fossil of Lobster-Predator in Marble Canyon

March 28, 2015 11:47 AM

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Butterflies, lobsters, and spiders are surviving relatives of a species called Yawunik Kootenayi – a marine organism with two-paired-eyes and grasping appendages that existed 508 million years back, even 250 million years prior to when the dinosaurs surfaced.

An international group of esteemed palaeontologists based at the prestigious University of Toronto and at Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto and Pomona College, California identified this unprecedented fossil. The fossil was an element of the esteemed and renowned fossil deposit called Canadian Burgess S...

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