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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
(unranked): Panarthropoda
Phylum: "Lobopodia"
Family: Luolishaniidae

The Luolishaniidae are a group of lobopodians with setiferous forelimbs.[1] The presence of thorn-shaped sclerites arranged as three per segment is diagnostic. The type genus is based on Luolishania longicruris Hou and Chen, 1989, from the Chengjiang Lagerstatte, South China.


  1. ^ Hou, X.; Bergström, J. A. N. (1995). "Cambrian lobopodians-ancestors of extant onychophorans?". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 114: 3. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1995.tb00110.x.