Notable Paper: Acute vision in the giant Cambrian predator Anomalocaris and the origin of compound eyes

Because knowing where we have come from with respect to the evolution of vision is so important, this paper by John R. Paterson, Diego C. García-Bellido, Michael S. Y. Lee, Glenn A. Brock, James B. Jago and Gregory D. Edgecombe gets our nod for a notable paper.  It does not hurt that I have a fascination with the evolution of vision as well.  Its just unfortunate that our obsession, the retina is not preserved in the fossil record.   Continue reading “Notable Paper: Acute vision in the giant Cambrian predator Anomalocaris and the origin of compound eyes”