Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Making Tracks

 
Look at the photo on the right. Do you know why this is an important discovery? Did you know you could win a case of beer for discoveries like this?

Find the answer on Catalogue of Organisms: More Crunchy Scleritome Goodness. Find out more about the little "problematic" animal in the photo.


1 comment :

  1. Do you know why this is an important discovery? Did you know you could win a case of beer for discoveries like this?

    Way to answer your own question.

    Seriously, I would imagine it is important because it ties a trace fossil to the animal which made it. Such trace fossils are common in the form of tracks and burrows, and the identity of the trackers and burrowers is often not clear.

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