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Anomalocaris - other-prehistoric-animals


13cm x 4cm
Period:Upper Cambrian
Meaning:Abnormal shrimp
Fun Facts:
  • Distantly related to crustaceans such as lobsters and shrimps. It is considered to be at the top of the earliest food chains because of its large body size, formidable grasping claws armed with sharp spikes and a ferocious-looking circular mouth positioned under the head. Regarded as one of the world's first apex predators, the model depicts Anomalocaris as an active hunter with large, super-sensitive compound eyes.