Reinterpretation of the Cambrian ‘Bryozoan' Pywackia as an Octocoral

@inproceedings{Taylor2013ReinterpretationOT,
  title={Reinterpretation of the Cambrian ‘Bryozoan' Pywackia as an Octocoral},
  author={P. Taylor and B. Berning and M. Wilson},
  year={2013}
}
  • P. Taylor, B. Berning, M. Wilson
  • Published 2013
  • Geology
  • Abstract Pywackia baileyi Landing in Landing et al., 2010, from the upper Cambrian Yudachica Member of Oaxaca State, southern Mexico, consists of small, phosphatic, proximally tapering cylindrical rods covered by shallow polygonal calices. The bryozoan-like morphology of this fossil prompted its interpretation as the first bryozoan known from the Cambrian. However, restudy of some of the original material, employing scanning electron microscopy for the first time, questions the assignment of… CONTINUE READING
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