Drawn by, Danielle Dufault
Before moving beyond the Edicarian and Cambrian Periods I want to finish with this wonderful talk by an enthusiastic paleontologist, Dr. Martin Smith’s. He’s done some incredibly work detailing an accurate anatomy of that most exotic of poster species Hallucigenia, among others.
His guileless enthusiasm for the fascinating details his work has helped uncover is a treat to behold. Just as interesting is his descriptions of the debates and questions that scientists wrestle with as they strive to arrive at conclusions and work towards a general consensus, or keep on searching. Below the fold I include screenshots and further information regarding Dr. Smith's work.
The origins of Ecdysozoan body plans
Palaeo cast - May 19, 2017
By Dr. Martin Smith, Durham University - talk given at University of Bristol