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Answer Monday!

Last week, in a desperate attempt to do anything but a skull, I gave you an invertebrate specimen from our planet's past. Who was this delightful shrimp-like creature?

It was the infamous Waptia fieldensis from the Burgess Shale in what is now British Columbia. According to the UCMP website, "the Burgess Shale represents one of the most diverse and well-preserved fossil localities in the world."

Personally, looking at this shrimp-like specimen makes my stomach growl. Think it would have been good with a little light garlic and lemon?

Kudos to THE_inteins and Stephanie Blais for identifying this fossil friend. You get bragging rights for the week. Extra points if you send me a Waptia recipe...