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A stratum of sedimentary rock exposed in the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia, Canada. The bed, dated to the Cambrian period (about 540 million years ago), is rich in well-preserved fossils of early marine invertebrates, many of which represent evolutionary lineages unknown in later times.
- ‘The best-known of these sites is the legendary Burgess Shale in the British Columbian Rocky Mountains.’
- ‘Patrick Orr, now at the National University of Ireland in Galway, and I decided to analyse some Burgess Shale fossils by mapping the distribution of elements using an electron microprobe.’
- ‘Pictured above is Canadia, from the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale of British Columbia.’
Named after the Burgess Pass, British Columbia, where the shale outcrops.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.