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Temporal range: Miaolingian
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Dinocaridida
Order: Radiodonta
Family: Hurdiidae
Genus: Stanleycaris
S. hirpex
Binomial name
Stanleycaris hirpex
Pates, Daley & Ortega-Hernández (2018)

Stanleycaris (meaning "crab of Stanley Glacier") is an extinct, monotypic genus of anomalocaridid which existed in Canada, during the middle Cambrian. Its fossils were found in the Burgess Shale in [1] and also informally reported from Mount Odaray.[2]

Putative lobopodian species Aysheaia prolata from Utah, United States were reinterpreted as an isolated frontal appendage of a member of the genus Stanleycaris by Pates, Daley & Ortega-Hernández (2017).[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Caron, J. -B.; Gaines, R. R.; Mangano, M. G.; Streng, M.; Daley, A. C. (2010). "A new Burgess Shale-type assemblage from the "thin" Stephen Formation of the southern Canadian Rockies". Geology. 38 (9): 811. doi:10.1130/G31080.1.
  2. "Burgess-shale-sites-provide-scientists-with-new-finds". Rocky Mountain Outlook.
  3. Stephen Pates; Allison C. Daley; Javier Ortega-Hernández (2017). "Aysheaia prolata from the Utah Wheeler Formation (Drumian, Cambrian) is a frontal appendage of the radiodontan Stanleycaris". Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. 62 (3): 619–625. doi:10.4202/app.00361.2017.