Cambrian explosion

In evolution theory, the Cambrian explosion, or less commonly Cambrian radiation, wis the relatively short evolutionary event, beginnin aroond 542 million years aby in the Cambrian Period, during which maist major animal phyla appeared, as indicatit bi the fossil record.[1][2]


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