Providing Information on Cambrian Critters
The Cambrian lasted for over fifty million years and in the latter part of this period in Earth’s geological history there was a huge increase in marine animal diversity. The evolution of so many new forms of life is often referred to as the “Cambrian explosion” and thanks to localities such as British Columbia’s Burgess Shale and the amazing fossils from Chenjiang in China, palaeontologists have been able to build up a remarkably detailed picture of the fauna that flourished in the oceans of the world, during a time when our planet looked very different from today.
Thanks to the beautifully preserved fossils, scientists have been able to piece together marine ecosystems and to study the organisms the evolved in what is often regarded as the first truly significant evolutionary event in the history of life on Earth. Those clever people at Safari Ltd produced a set of replicas of ancient creatures that represent typical examples of the Cambrian biota.
Entitled “Cambrian Life” the set includes eight models representing ancestral sponges, marine worms and, perhaps most significantly of all the Arthropoda, that huge phylum that includes the crustaceans, trilobites, spiders and insects.
The Cambrian Life Toob
Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur
Eight Beautiful Models
The eight models are very colourful and are great teaching aids. Trouble is, there are no data sheets on these bizarre organisms included in this model set.
The other day Everything Dinosaur received an email from a customer, it read:
“Thank you for sending my order. I wrapped the presents up and gave them to my friend’s son for Xmas. He was delighted with them but in the Cambrian tube there was not a description leaflet as there was in the Prehistoric Crocodile tube. Would it please be possible to send out the Cambrian Leaflet. Many thanks.”
Cambrian Life Fact Cards
One of our team members wrote back and explained that there was no description leaflet made for the Cambrian Life Toob, however, we decided to do something about this ourselves. We are much happier when it comes to researching vertebrates but over a morning we were able to produce four data cards. Each card features two of the prehistoric critters in the set, we have tried to provide a little more information, such as size, fossil finds and which type of animals the creature represented by the replica might be ancestral to.
A Cambrian Life Toob Data Card Made by Everything Dinosaur
Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur
We would not claim to be experts on Cambrian fauna, however, the models are so well made and great for school projects so we thought we would do our bit to help.
To see the range of Safari Ltd’s excellent prehistoric animal models: Safari Ltd. Prehistoric World Models and Figures.
We were able to email this information to the customer. They were delighted with our customer service.
Oh my gosh! I am desperately trying to find the names of the creatures in the Safari Ltd’s Cambrian Period Toob! Would you sell a PDF download of the little data sheets you said you made for another customer on your blog? Thank you!
We have emailed you our specially prepared identity cards for these items.
Do you still have the set of cards for the Cambrian toobs? I’ve been searching for them and would love to get a copy to help my daughter with research. Thank you so much.
We have emailed you our data sheets on the Cambrian Toob animals.
Hi! I’m also searching for info on the Cambrian Toob animals. Thank you!
A team member has emailed you some information.
Can you please email me these cards too? I can’t identify 2 of them!
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Wow these are awesome. Are you able to email them to me by any chance. It is so wonderful to find resources like these.
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Can you please share the pdf of Cambrian rob cards.. Hard to find the names
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Wow, these cards look great! Could I get these emailed to me as well? Thanks for making them so informative!
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Hi, my son loves to explore prehistoric times, could you pls emali me the cards as well?
Thank you so much
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