Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History Character Descriptions

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Charles Doolittle Walcott

This person discovered the Burgess Shale in the Canadian Rockies and was secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.

Harry Whittington

This person is a world-renowned British paleontologist and was primarily responsible for the Burgess Revision.

Simon Conway Morris

This person correctly placed many of the Burgess fauna in the proper place within the animal kingdom taxonomy.

Derek Briggs

This person was on a team of three scientists and helped classify Burgess fauna and bring about the Burgess revision.

Marella

This taxonomic unit was the subject of a monograph in 1971 which began the Burgess Drama.

Yohoia

This taxonomic unit was the second to be analyzed in detail and led a scientist closer to the Burgess revision.

Opabinia

This taxonomic unit was the third analyzed and guided a scientist to understand that many of the Burgess fauna had to be reclassified.

Darwin

This person is the famed creator...

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