Mysterious fossils find place on the tree of life - BBC News

A strange animal that lived on the ocean floor 500 million years ago has been assigned to the tree of life, solving a long-held mystery. The creature has eluded scientific classification since the first fossil was discovered 175 years ago. The extinct ...

This Ice Cream Cone Shaped Creature Finally Has a Home on the Tree of Life - Motherboard

A 20-year-old University of Toronto undergraduate student didn't expect to get the chance to solve a paleontological mystery this early in his career, yet his name is on a new paper describing where an ancient cone-shaped, not-quite-but-sorta-mollusc ...

New Burgess Shale fossil discovery helps solve extinct creatures' identity crisis - Calgary Herald

Illustration shows the hyolith Haplophrentis, a marine creature which thrived in oceans 530 million years ago. Danielle Dufault / Royal Ontario Museum. Share Adjust Comment Print. Researchers have finally solved the mystery of bizarre skeletal remains ...

Mystery sea creature finds its branch on the 'tree of life' - Ottawa Citizen

It was the jigsaw piece that didn't fit, the piece that looked like a racing car in a puzzle full of cute kittens. For 250 million years, cone-shaped little creatures called hyoliths covered the bottoms of all the oceans. Their fossils look like simple ...

Mystery sea creature finds its branch on the 'tree of life' - Toronto Sun

It was the jigsaw piece that didn't fit, the piece that looked like a racing car in a puzzle full of cute kittens. For 250 million years, cone-shaped little creatures called hyoliths covered the bottoms of all the oceans. Their fossils look like simple ...

New Burgess Shale fossil discovery helps solve extinct creatures' identity crisis - Calgary Sun

Haplophrentis This illustration shows the hyolith Haplophrentis extending the tentacles of its feeding organ (lophophore) from between its shells. The paired spines, or 'helens', are rotated downwards to prop the animal up off the ocean floor. Fossils ...

This Ice Cream Cone Shaped Creature Finally Has a Home on the Tree of Life - Motherboard

A 20-year-old University of Toronto undergraduate student didn't expect to get the chance to solve a paleontological mystery this early in his career, yet his name is on a new paper describing where an ancient cone-shaped, not-quite-but-sorta-mollusc ...

Mysterious Ancient Cone-Shaped Sea Creatures - Science Daily

Date: January 11, 2017; Source: University of Toronto; Summary: One branch on the tree of life is heavier as a team of scientists has determined what a bizarre group of extinct cone-shaped animals actually are. Known as hyoliths, these marine creatures ...

Mysterious fossils find place on the tree of life - BBC News

A strange animal that lived on the ocean floor 500 million years ago has been assigned to the tree of life, solving a long-held mystery. The creature has eluded scientific classification since the first fossil was discovered 175 years ago. The extinct ...

An Ancient Cone-Shaped Creature Finally Gets a Branch on the Tree of Life - Seeker

After 175 years, scientists have figured out where to classify the extinct hyolith, a marine animal that arrived during the Cambrian explosion 540 million years ago. BY RICHARD FARRELL. 0. An extinct, cone-shaped creature of the deep that lived some ...

Primordial 'Ice Cream Cone' Creature Finds a Family Tree - Live Science

An artist's reconstruction of the hyolith Haplophrentis, with its curved, stilt-like 'helens' propping it above the ocean floor. A mouthful of tentacles, recently discovered in the fossil record, establish this animal as a lophophore. Credit: Danielle ...

Finding a Home on the Tree of Life for a Tentacled Ice Cream Cone With a Lid - New York Times

An artist's rendering of a hyolith, which scientists now say, after studying its fossils, was a member of the brachiopod family. Credit Danielle Dufault/Royal Ontario Museum. Behold the hyolith — a bizarre Cambrian-period creature that dwelt on the ...

Cone-shaped sea creatures finally get place on evolutionary tree - CBC.ca

It looks like an alien creature: a critter with a cone-shaped shell, long arms and tentacles fluttering out of its fleshy opening. It's not from another world, but an ancient one. But until now, hyoliths didn't have a place on Earth's tree of life. The ...