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Small Shelly Fossil: Aldanella attleborensis (Shaler and Foerste)

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Small Shelly Fossil: Aldanella attleborensis (Shaler and Foerste). Cambrian. Cradle Brook, New Brunswick. Collector: E. Landing, c. 1995. New Brunswick Museum (NBMG 10031). Specimen width < 0.5 mm. Small shelly fossils were the first animals to build an external shell. George Matthew from Saint John was among the first paleontologists to recognize their existence.