Priscansermarinus

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Priscansermarinus
Temporal range: Burgess Shale
Priscansermarinus barnetti.jpg
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Priscansermarinus

Collins & Rudkin, 1981
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P. barnetti
Binomial name
Priscansermarinus barnetti
Collins & Rudkin, 1981

Priscansermarinus barnetti is an organism known from the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale which was originally interpreted as a species of lepadomorph barnacle.[1] Four specimens of P. barnetti are known from the Greater Phyllopod bed.[2] A reflective area originally interpreted as external plates has been reinterpreted as a more complex structure inside the body; Derek Briggs, a leading authority on the arthropods of the Burgess Shale,[3] has questioned its assignment as a barnacle or even an arthropod. Its taxonomic status is uncertain.[4]

External links[edit]

  • "Priscansermarinus barnetti". Burgess Shale Fossil Gallery. Virtual Museum of Canada. 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Desmond Collins & David M. Rudkin (1981). "Priscansermarinus barnetti, a probable lepadomorph barnacle from the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale of British Columbia". Journal of Paleontology. 55 (5): 1006–1015. JSTOR 1304526.
  2. ^ J. B. Caron & D. A. Jackson (2006). "Taphonomy of the Greater Phyllopod Bed community, Burgess Shale". Palaios. 21 (5): 451–465. doi:10.2110/palo.2003.P05-070R.
  3. ^ "DServe Archive Catalog Show". collections.royalsociety.org. Retrieved 2018-10-27.
  4. ^ Canada, Royal Ontario Museum and Parks (2011-06-10). "The Burgess Shale". burgess-shale.rom.on.ca. Retrieved 2018-10-27.