First report of Wiwaxia from the Cambrian Chengjiang Lagerstätte

  title={First report of Wiwaxia from the Cambrian Chengjiang Lagerst{\"a}tte},
  author={Fangchen Zhao and Martin R. Smith and Zongjun Yin and Han Zeng and Shi-xue Hu and Guoxiang Li and Maoyan Zhu},
  journal={Geological Magazine},
  pages={378 - 382}
Abstract The robust spines and sclerites of the early to middle Cambrian ‘mollusc’ Wiwaxia are ubiquitous in suitably preserved deposits, but are strikingly absent from the Chengjiang Lagerstätte (Cambrian Stage 3, Yunnan Province, SW China). Here we provide the first record of Wiwaxia sclerites from this rich deposit, extending the record of the genus to the earliest Cambrian Series 2. This reinforces the cosmopolitan distribution of this iconic Cambrian lophotrochozoan and demonstrates the… 

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