Stanleycaris

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Stanleycaris
Temporal range: Cambrian Stage 3
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Stanleycaris

Pates, Daley & Ortega-Hernández (2018) in Pates, Daley & Ortega-Hernández (2010)
Species
  • S. hirpex

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.