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Bryozoan fossils alter evolutionary history of animals

Updated: Jun 26, 2022

Around 541 million years ago, the Cambrian radiation occurred, when multicellular animals (known as metazoans) rapidly diversified, setting the stage for the formation of the main animal groups (called phyla) we see today. Below, we see beautiful examples of bryozoans illustrated by historically renowned natural scientist and artist Ernst Haeckel.

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