Cambrian Monster Mash


Anomalocaris canadensis. Nobumichi Tamura/Stocktrek Image/Getty
Anomalocaris canadensis. Nobumichi Tamura/Stocktrek Image/Getty

Welcome to the ocean of monsters. In this episode of the Stuff to Blow Your Mind podcast, Robert and Joe travel back 500 million years to the monster-haunted waters of the Cambrian period. Meet the monstrous trilobite, anomalocaris, opabinia, hallucigenia, wiwaxia, pikaia and leanchoilia. Plus, Dr. Anton Jessup drops by for a visit.

Olenellus thompsoni is an extinct trilobite from the Cambrian stage.
Olenellus thompsoni is an extinct trilobite from the Cambrian stage.
Nobumichi Tamura/Stocktrek Image/Getty Images
Opabinia
Opabinia
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hallucigenia
hallucigenia
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Wiwaxia.
Nobu Tamura/Wikimedia Commons
Pikaia.
Pikaia.
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Leanchoilia
Leanchoilia
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Topics in this Podcast: biology, Paleontology, Halloween 2017