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Silurian Fossils and Artists Illustrations

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Observe these silurian creatures' fossils and the ways artists have imagined them. What do you notice about the animal structures pictured in these fossil images and their artist renderings? Are these fossils of complete organisms, or partial organisms? How do you think scientists and artists are able to reconstruct what an organism looked like when only partial fossil evidence is available?

Silurian Cephalopod Fossil