The Earliest Annelids: Lower Cambrian Polychaetes from the Sirius Passet Lagerstätte, Peary Land, North Greenland

  title={The Earliest Annelids: Lower Cambrian Polychaetes from the Sirius Passet Lagerst{\"a}tte, Peary Land, North Greenland},
  author={S. C. Morris and J. Peel},
  • S. C. Morris, J. Peel
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Apart from the Phyllopod Bed of the Burgess Shale (Middle Cambrian) polychaete annelids are practically unknown from any of the Cambrian Lagerstätten. This is surprising both because their diversity in the Burgess Shale is considerable, while to date the Chengjiang Lagerstätte which is equally impressive in terms of faunal diversity has no reliable records of any annelids. Here we describe, on the basis of about 40 specimens, Phragmochaeta canicularis gen. et sp. nov. from the Lower Cambrian… CONTINUE READING
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