Scientists say a recently located fossil site on the Alberta-B.C. border is already yielding major new discoveries about early animal evolution.
The Marble Canyon fossil beds were located in 2012 by a team of Canadian, U.S. and Swedish researchers in Kootenay National Park, about 40 kilometres from the 505-million-year-old Burgess Shale in YohoNational Park — which is considered one of the most important fossil fields in the world.
In a paper published Tuesday in the scientific journal Nature Communications, researchers reveal they unearthed 50 animal species in just 15 days exploring the new site.
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