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Yukonensis yukonensis by avancna Yukonensis yukonensis by avancna
The bizarre, cactus-like archaeocyathanYukonensis yukonensis, (syn. Acanthopyrgus yukonensis), from the Lower Cambrian of Yukon Territories, Canada. Is now believed to be a relative of the potato-like Capsulocyathus

The spines along each ring were interconnected by a thin "veil"
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RickRaptor105 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
How large was this thing?
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avancna Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The largest segment has a diameter of 3 millimeters
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RickRaptor105 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
So the whole thing is only a few centimeters high, well it looked bigger to me.
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avancna Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Individual archaeocyathans were not large poriferans, though, in their heyday, masses of individuals growing and dying in accumulated heaps that eventually became a kind of reef called a "bioherm"
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chillypaz Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Wow, I didn't know that thing existed. Awesome work by the way!
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avancna Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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chillypaz Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
You're welcome.
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Piatnitskysaurus Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
I really dig this guy, he looks very alien.
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avancna Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not as alien as Capsulocyathus, in my opinion.
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Piatnitskysaurus Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
Oh, that one is great too :D
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