Temporal range: Upper Cambrian
Müller & Walossek, 1985 
Skara is a genus of maxillopod crustacean known from the Upper Cambrian Orsten deposit of Sweden and similarly aged deposits in China. It is the only genus in the order Skaracarida, and contains three species:
- Skara anulata Müller, 1983
- Skara minuta Müller & Walossek, 1985
- Skara huanensis Liu & Dong, 2007
The feeding system of Skara resembles those of copepods and Derocheilocaris, and the three taxa are accordingly grouped together as the clade Copepodoida. Skara is likely to have scraped or brushed the substrate to release food.
- K. J. Müller & D. Walossek (1985). "Skaracarida, a new order of Crustacea from the Upper Cambrian of Västergötland, Sweden" (PDF). Fossils and Strata 17: 1–65.
- Liu Jie & Dong Xiping (2007). "Skara hunanensis a new species of Skaracarida (Crustacea) from Upper Cambrian (Furongian) of Human, south China". Progress in Natural Science 17 (8): 934–942. doi:10.1080/10002007088537494.
- "Skaracarida Müller & Walossek, 1985". Centre of 'Orsten' Research and Exploration. February 25, 2008. Retrieved October 13, 2013.
- Joachim T. Haug, Jørgen Olesen, Andreas Maas & Dieter Waloszek (2011). "External morphology and post-embryonic development of Derocheilocaris remanei (Mystacocarida) revisited, with a comparison to the Cambrian taxon Skara". Journal of Crustacean Biology 31 (4): 668–692. doi:10.1651/11-3481.1.
- Mats E. Eriksson, Fredrik Terfelt, Rolf Elofsson & Federica Marone (2012). "Internal soft-tissue anatomy of Cambrian 'Orsten' arthropods as revealed by synchrotron X-ray tomographic microscopy". PLoS ONE 7 (8): e42582. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0042582. PMC 3411623. PMID 22870334.
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