Monday, June 6, 2011

Giant Shrimp

This is a shrimp-like fossil predator with a length of 1 meter is found in southeast Morocco. The animal has the biggest size in its kind and is expected to dominate the seas in the days of pre-dinosaurs for millions of years.

Animals called Anomalocaridid it looks like shrimp and cuttlefish. One part of his head protruding and circular. Covered their mouths and opens and closes like a camera diaphragm.

Giant Shrimp
The biggest Anomalocaridid prior findings, measuring 0.6 meters. Size is like that alone makes it the largest animal in the Cambrian period (542 to 501 million years ago), as invertebrates evolved into many things. Besides size, another surprising thing of this invention is a relatively young age of the fossil, estimated age of 488 until 472 years ago.

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