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Ostracod: Hipponicharion eos Matthew

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Colour image of gray rock with red circle and small black bump
Ostracod: Hipponicharion eos Matthew. Cambrian. Hanford Brook, New Brunswick. Collector: D.J. Siveter, M. Williams, and R.F. Miller, 1994. New Brunswick Museum (NBMG 9884). Ostracod width 0.5 cm. Ostracods are arthropods, small shrimp-like animals enclosed in a shell. Ostracods were part of an ‘Explosion of Life’ in the Middle Cambrian Period. During this time most of the major groups of animals that now exist first appeared.