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Temporal range: Mid Cambrian
Reconstruction of Branchiocaris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Genus: Branchiocaris

Branchiocaris is a Cambrian organism known from Burgess shale-type localities.[1] 4 specimens of Branchiocaris are known from the Greater Phyllopod bed, where they comprise <0.1% of the community.[2]


  1. ^ Briggs, D.E.G.; Erwin, D.H.; Collier, F.J. (1995), Fossils of the Burgess Shale, Washington: Smithsonian Inst Press, ISBN 1-56098-659-X, OCLC 231793738
  2. ^ Caron, Jean-Bernard; Jackson, Donald A. (October 2006). "Taphonomy of the Greater Phyllopod Bed community, Burgess Shale". PALAIOS. 21 (5): 451–65. doi:10.2110/palo.2003.P05-070R. JSTOR 20173022.

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