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A little Kraken wakes

Fossils from the famed Burgess Shale continue to deliver fresh perspectives on a dramatic episode in evolutionary time. The latest revelations bear on the early history of cephalopod molluscs.

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Bengtson, S. A little Kraken wakes. Nature 465, 427–428 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/465427a

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