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A 500 million year old Metaspriggina fossil from the Burgess Shale. Recent finds of this primitive chordate have indicated the presence of pharyngeal bars, predecessors of jaws, making this the oldest known species to have this feature. [900 x 475]

A 500 million year old Metaspriggina fossil from the Burgess Shale. Recent finds of this primitive chordate have indicated the presence of pharyngeal bars, predecessors of jaws, making this the oldest known species to have this feature. [900 x 475]

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Met this guy and his brother at The Arctic Fox Centre in Iceland. They were found after their parents had been hunted and killed. Hand raised by the good folk at the centre, they’re ambassadors for their species. The Arctic Fox is the only native land mammal in Iceland. [OC] [4217×3018]

Met this guy and his brother at The Arctic Fox Centre in Iceland. They were found after their parents had been hunted and killed. Hand raised by the good folk at the centre, they’re ambassadors for their species. The Arctic Fox is the only native land mammal in Iceland. [OC] [4217×3018]