Opabinia, illustration

Opabinia, illustration

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Credit: JOHN SIBBICK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Opabinia. Computer illustration of an Opabinia sp. predatory aquatic arthropod catching prey. Opabinia lived during the Middle Cambrian period in what is now British Columbia, Canada. It had a segmented body, and a head with five eyes and a proboscis thought to pass food to the mouth.

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