Nectocaris Conway Morris 1976

Nectocaris - Nectocarididae

Synonyms: Petalilium Luo and Hu 1999 [objective synonym], Petalium Luo and Hu 1999 [objective synonym], Vetustovermis Glaessner 1979

Full reference: S. Conway Morris. 1976. Nectocaris pteryx, a new organism from the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale of British Columbia. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Mittheilungen 12:703-713

Parent taxon: Nectocarididae according to M. R. Smith 2013

See also Bambach et al. 2007, Chen et al. 2005, Conway Morris 1976, Sepkoski 2002 and Smith and Caron 2010

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Nectocaris pteryx Petalilium latus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Cambrian of Australia (1 collection), Canada (3: British Columbia), China (2)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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