Eons Ago

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Anomalocaris was a large Cambrian predator thought to have fed on trilobites using it’s powerful feeding appendages. However, later research has criticized this notion claiming that the appendages would have been soft and unable to penetrate the thick carapace of the trilobite. This suggests that Anomalocaris would have to feed on soft bodied organisms instead of other armored Cambrian fauna.

Anomalocaris was a large Cambrian predator thought to have fed on trilobites using it’s powerful feeding appendages. However, later research has criticized this notion claiming that the appendages would have been soft and unable to penetrate the thick carapace of the trilobite. This suggests that Anomalocaris would have to feed on soft bodied organisms instead of other armored Cambrian fauna.

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