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Temporal range: Cambrian Series 3–Middle Cambrian
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Dinocaridida
Order: Radiodonta
Family: Anomalocarididae
Genus: Cucumericrus
Hou, Bergstrom & Ahlberg, 1995
Species: C. decoratus
Binomial name
Cucumericrus decoratus
Hou, Bergstrom & Ahlberg, 1995

Cucumericrus is a genus of anomalocaridid known from a few poorly preserved specimens. Its great appendages are never preserved,[1] but it does seem to bear walking legs, which have been interpreted as somewhere between lobopod legs and segmented arthropod legs.[2]


  1. ^ Allison C. Daley & Graham E. Budd (2010). "New anomalocaridid appendages from the Burgess Shale, Canada". Palaeontology. 53 (4): 721–738. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4983.2010.00955.x. 
  2. ^ Jan Bergström & Hou Xian-Guang (2003). "Arthropod origins" (PDF). Bulletin of Geosciences. 78 (4): 323–334.