4.1" Phyllocarid (Branchiocaris) Fossil - Utah

This is a well preserved Phyllocarid (Branchiocaris sp.?) from the Middle Cambrian, Wheeler Shale, Utah. Phyllocarids are uncommon finds in this formation, and finding one as intact as this specimen is rare. This came out of an old collection we recently purchased so it's the only one that we have.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

Phyllocarids are a type of arthropod that developed during the Cambrian. They had a hard, protective shell, hinged carapace and were thought to have a life-style similar to shrimp. Exactly how they fit into the arthropod taxonomy is still under debate, with it being proposed to represent a stem-lineage euarthropod or a primitive branchiopod crustacean.
FOR SALE
$195
DETAILS
SPECIES
Branchiocaris
LOCATION
House Range, Millard County, Utah
FORMATION
Wheeler Formation
SIZE
4.1" on 6 x 5.4" rock
ITEM
#113140
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