A soft-bodied mollusc with radula from the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale

  title={A soft-bodied mollusc with radula from the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale},
  author={J. Caron and A. Scheltema and C. Schander and D. Rudkin},
  • J. Caron, A. Scheltema, +1 author D. Rudkin
  • Published 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Odontogriphus omalus was originally described as a problematic non-biomineralized lophophorate organism. Here we re-interpret Odontogriphus based on 189 new specimens including numerous exceptionally well preserved individuals from the Burgess Shale collections of the Royal Ontario Museum. This additional material provides compelling evidence that the feeding apparatus in Odontogriphus is a radula of molluscan architecture comprising two primary bipartite tooth rows attached to a radular… CONTINUE READING
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