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Anomalocaris saron (Hou, Bergstroem, & Ahlberg, 1995)
Early to Mid Cambrian
Chengjiang, Yunnan, China
Length: 2 m
At a time when most animals could fit in the palm of your hand, this close relative of arthropods was the largest apex predator of her time.
Sunday, September 6th, 2015