Cambrian Chordates and Vetulicolians

  title={Cambrian Chordates and Vetulicolians},
  author={Mark A. S. McMenamin},
  • M. McMenamin
  • Published 26 June 2019
  • Environmental Science
  • Geosciences
Deuterostomes make a sudden appearance in the fossil record during the early Cambrian. Two bilaterian groups, the chordates and the vetulicolians, are of particular interest for understanding early deuterostome evolution, and the main objective of this review is to examine the Cambrian diversity of these two deuterostome groups. The subject is of particular interest because of the link to vertebrates, and because of the enigmatic nature of vetulicolians. Lagerstätten in China and elsewhere have… 

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