Ooooh, check out the pretty picture!


Carel Brest van Kempen has posted one of his paintings of Cambrian animals—be sure to click on it to get the larger size. I wish I had a pet anomalocarid in my aquarium.

Comments

  1. JMax says

    I believe they have a print of that at the exhibit for the Burgess Shale at the University of Oklahoma’s muesem of natural history

  2. says

    Another excuse to read Dr. Andrew Parker’s “In the Blink of an Eye” (2004) — the great classic on quantum diffraction gradients as the cause of the Cambrian Explosion and now being used by the military for neural network complex adaptive systems analysis.

  3. says

    I believe they have a print of that at the exhibit for the Burgess Shale at the University of Oklahoma’s muesem of natural history

    If so, they never mentioned it to me.

  4. Rocky says

    I don’t see Pikia gracilens, or another chordates in here.Usually they stick ‘um in. Very lovely painting tho……

  5. says

    I dunno, the cambrian animals always give me the heebie jeebies. I think they activate my slight cockroach phobia. Is it weird to have a phobia for extinct species?

  6. Mena says

    One of the main reasons (other than the cat) that I don’t have an aquarium is that I really have no interest in vertebrates and all the cool stuff like this is extinct! :^(