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This video says about itself:

20 June 2014

In this episode of Palaeo After Dark, the group talks about an interesting and enigmatic fossil species from the Burgess Shale called Siphusauctum gregarium, which looks somewhat like a crinoid but is possibly completely unrelated. The group also gets sidetracked into conversations about echinoderms, the importance of the Burgess Shale, and shipping grandfather clocks on the Oregon Trail.

From the University of Kansas in the USA:

Obscure’ stalked filter feeder lived in Utah some 500 million years ago

October 11, 2017

Summary: The only fossilized specimen of a species previously unknown to science — an ‘obscure’ stalked filter feeder — has just been detailed for the first time.

To the untrained eye, it looks like a flower crudely etched into rock — as if a child had scratched a picture of a bloom. But to the late fossil…

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