A reconstruction of Hallucigenia’s walking gait, created by Lars Fields.
“Hallucigenia were tiny marine worms — commonly just 15 millimeters in length — that lived in the Cambrian period, when complex, multicellular life was starting to populate the Earth….”
3 Replies to “Hallucigenia”
I read Stephen Jay Gould’s It’s a Wonderful Life as a kid, and this was one of it’s stars. Apparently at the time some people thought Hallucigenia walked on its spikes!
Andrew G “…connects creatures as diverse as spiders, nematode worms and teeny-tiny tardigrades…” — Now, that is a missing link 🙂
Kent Crispin Also, eew. Lol …