Royal Society Open Science
Published January 16, 2019 (Brief from the Royal Society)
For more than a century, British Columbia’s 508-million-year-old Burgess Shale deposits were thought to be mostly devoid of trace fossils – the tracks, trails and burrows produced by animals. However, in this study, researchers used a novel, modelling approach to show that some fossil arthropod carapaces host trace fossils.

Corresponding author: Gabriela Mangano, University of Saskatchewan –