Field of Science

Name the Bug Revived

It's been a very long time since I last did one of these, and I'm not sure if I still have the readership for it, but I'm genuinely interested to know what anyone can make of this (attribution to follow):

Some necessary context: they're fossils, Cambrian in age, I presume being examined in thin section. The specimens numbered 1, 2 and 3 were described as three different species of a single genus. Even if you don't know exactly what it is, let me know what you think it might be...

Edit: Forgot to give an indicator of size. They're about the one-centimetre range in maximum breadth.


  1. You certainly jumped straight into the deep end with this one, I did my honours on cambrian problematica and I have little idea what these are. Large acritarchs?

  2. OK I now see the edit, too big to be acritarchs...

  3. Firstly, Adam, is there anything you haven't worked on at some point? Secondly, the follow-on post is now up here.


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