Oldest soft bodied mollusc and radula

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  1. Architeuthoceras

    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Doesn't look much different than alot of nudis that are around today. Its amazing that life arrived at all of these basic body forms so early.
     
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    Well that's quite interesting. Odontogriphus is not a new discovery, but has not been described as a mollusc before as far as I know. I believe it has bounced around in the 'problematic worm' status for a quite a while, though one study grouped it with the brachiopods; this new study is therefore quite important. It actually had a row of tiny tentacles surrounding the radula too.

    Odontogriphus even has it's own orchestral score! Go to track 4 on this link below. Not the most catchy little number though, and not really iPod material:

    http://rand.info/rands/text/notes/burgess_shalen.html
     
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    Phil, what a shame that my speakers are currently akin to ascending mammary glands, can't wait to sample Hallucigenia doubled by maracas and punctuated by sleigh bells.
    I suspect my species is in decline !

    Keef
     
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    Being a tad intrigued, I managed to thrash my audio components (forgot to plug speakers back in after oil change) into shape & sat down to enjoy the delights of Hallucigenia !:roll:

    What a load of piffle, I've just recorded a bath fart & will release it as a tribute mix "Tubular B*llsh*t" on brown vinyl, picture disc as soon as !:band:

    Keef
     
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    I'm gonna' have to get an MP3 player.....
     
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    What? YOu don't appreciate "modern" music???
     
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    From experience, I wouldn't bother ! Punched tape is certain to enjoy a return to fashion :wink:

    Keef
     
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    I'm always way behind on all the new techie stuff. Probably because I'm one of the living fossils!:lol: Anyone for vinyl?
     
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    According to the website The Burgess Shale Suite does not seem to have been performed live since 1994.

    Perhaps then it mimics the animals themselves; a brief explosion of performances, then a gradual disappearance, leaving us with ghost-like impressions on the internet to tantalise us and truly wonder what it would been like to experience a live performance.

    Perhaps in a few years, the Suite, long since forgotten, willl be dug up by a musical palaeontologist and reinterpreted; some sections will be interpreted as avant-garde, others as progressive, jazz even, in an attempt to shoe-horn the pieces into familiar musical styles. Ultimately the suite will have been regarded as useless, a music experiment in styles and forms that left no descendants.

    Thank goodness, because it was flipping awful.
     
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    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    I'd buy that. Would you sign a copy for me please?
     
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    No way ! far too hot here for that, stick to my Crimplene™ flares 8-) to let skin breath :lol:

    Phillipo, 1994 ? now that is a shame. It was a toss up between giving Anomalocaris a quick blast or mowing the ranch in 40° with 6 inch (152.4mm) nails driven through my hands & feet. Ahh the sweet sound of a hot, purring Tecumseh motor !

    Keef
     

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    For you Phil, the world ! you know that, I'd even spell it proper

    Keef
     
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    Good lord Keef - thats not what you go out collecting in is it????

    Andy
     
  15. spartacus

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    lets face it Andy, you'll know exactly when I'm on the beach !

    is it a bird ? no.....
    is it a plane ? no....
    is it a prat ?

    Keef

    p.s. I've improved my musculature since then so I don't look stupid, more "Superhero" now though there's not much I can do about my calcified shin bones though they do help high speed stability.
     

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