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Finding a rare fossilized comb jelly reveals new gaps in the fossil record

By Richard Cloutier, Professor of Evolutionary Biology, Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR)
Christian Klug, Professor, Curator of the Palaentological Museum, University of Zurich
Mike Lee, Professor in Evolutionary Biology (jointly appointed with South Australian Museum), Flinders University
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Fossilized comb jellies, or ctenophores, are rare because the creatures are almost completely soft-bodied. Rare fossil finds are helping us learn more about ancient animals and evolution.


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