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Ctenorhabdotus capulus
Temporal range: 515–505 Ma
Ctenorhabdotus capulus.jpg
Artist's reconstruction
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Ctenophora
Genus: Ctenorhabdotus
Species: C. capulus
Binomial name
Ctenorhabdotus capulus

Ctenorhabdotus capulus is an extinct species of ctenophore (or comb jelly), known from the Canadian Burgess shale in British Columbia. It is approximately 515 to 505 million years old and was equipped with 24 comb rows, three times as many as known from modern ctenophores. 5 specimens of Ctenorhabdotus are known from the Greater Phyllopod bed, where they comprise < 0.1% of the community.[1]

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  1. ^ Caron, Jean-Bernard; Jackson, Donald A. (October 2006). "Taphonomy of the Greater Phyllopod Bed community, Burgess Shale". PALAIOS. 21 (5): 451–65. JSTOR 20173022. doi:10.2110/palo.2003.P05-070R.