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Temporal range: Burgess Shale
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Family: Insolicoryphidae
Genus: Insolicorypha
Species: I. psygma
Binomial name
Insolicorypha psygma

Insolicorypha is a genus of polychaete known from the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale. A single specimen of Insolicorypha is known from the Greater Phyllopod bed.[1] The genus was described by Conway Morris (1979)[2] and re-examined by Eibye-Jacobsen (2004).[3]

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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. doi:10.2110/palo.2003.P05-070R. JSTOR 20173022. 
  2. ^ Conway Morris, S. (1979). "Middle Cambrian Polychaetes from the Burgess Shale of British Columbia". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences. 285 (1007): 227–274. Bibcode:1979RSPTB.285..227M. doi:10.1098/rstb.1979.0006. JSTOR 2418139. 
  3. ^ Eibye-Jacobsen, D. (2004). "A reevaluation of Wiwaxia and the polychaetes of the Burgess Shale". Lethaia. 37: 317. doi:10.1080/00241160410002027.