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Temporal range: Middle Cambrian
Burgessochaeta setigera Reconstruction.jpg
Reconstruction of Burgessochaeta setigera
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Family: Burgessochaetidae
Genus: Burgessochaeta
Conway Morris, 1979
  • Burgessochaeta setigera (Walcott, 1911d)

Burgessochaeta is an extinct genus of polychaete annelid from the Middle Cambrian. Its fossils have been found in the Burgess Shale in British Columbia, Canada. 189 specimens of Burgessochaeta are known from the Greater Phyllopod bed, where they comprise 0.36% of the community.[1]


  • The Crucible of Creation: The Burgess Shale and the Rise of Animals by Simon Conway-Morris


  1. ^ 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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