Smithsonian Burgess Shale Community
Geologic period: Cambrian
Pikia, Marrella, Anomalocaris, Yohoia, Opabinia
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The Burgess Shale is famous for the exceptional preservation of the fossils found within it, in which the soft parts are preserved. A Cambrian black shale formation, it crops out in the Canadian Rockies of British Columbia, Canada. Learn more!