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Temporal range: Middle Cambrian
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Specimens and diagram
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Genus: Herpetogaster
Caron, Conway-Morris, & Shu 2010
Species: H. collinsi
Binomial name
Herpetogaster collinsi
Caron, Conway-Morris, & Shu 2010

Herpetogaster is an extinct monotypic cambroernid genus of animal from the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale containing the species Herpetogaster collinsi.[1] Six specimens of Herpetogaster are known from the Greater Phyllopod bed, where they comprise less than 0.01% of the community.[2]



  1. ^ Caron, J.; Conway Morris, S.; Shu, D.; Soares, D. (2010). Soares, Daphne, ed. "Tentaculate fossils from the Cambrian of Canada (British Columbia) and China (Yunnan) interpreted as primitive deuterostomes". PLoS ONE. 5 (3): e9586. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009586. PMC 2833208Freely accessible. PMID 20221405. 
  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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