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oilshale posted a fossil in Other InvertebratesSynonym: †Archotuba conoidalis Hou et al., 1999, †Cambrorhytium sp. Chen & Zhou, 1997 Quote from ‘The Cambrian Fossils of Chengjiang, China: The Flowering of Early Animal Life, Second Edition’: Hou Xian-Guang et al., p. 136: “This species is relatively common with hundreds of known specimens, which are essentially the remains of the tubes of the animal. All of the specimens are preserved as compressed fossils, in which a whitish color, sometimes with rusty patches. No proboscis or other soft parts of the animal have been discovered. The tube is shaped like an elongated cone. Lar
Taxonomy from Vannier et al. (2007, p. 458). Vannier et al. 2006 assume that Tuzoia and the also Cambrian genus Isoxys are possibly representatives of the class Thylacocephala. Revised diagnosis for the genus Tuzoia Walcott, 1912 in Vannier et al. (2007, pp. 458–459): “Large bivalved arthropod (valve length up to approx. 180 mm; Chlupác and Kordule, 2002). Carapace thin, nonmineralized, and relatively flexible, folded dorsally (no true articulated hinge) into two hemispherical valves. Valve outline amplete or slightly preplete/postplete (L:H ratio between 1.3 and 1.6). Straight or sl
Gangtoucunia, a member of the Guanshan fauna, is a genus of worm-like creatures, assigned to the archaeopriapulids on insecure grounds. References: Luo H L, Hu S X, Chen L Z, et al. Early Cambrian Chengjiang Fauna from Kunming Region, China (in Chinese with English summary). Kunming: Yunnan Science and Technology Press, 1999. 129 S. X. HU, M. Y. Zhu, M. Steiner, H. L. Luo, F. C. Zhao and Q. Liu. 2010. Biodiversity and taphonomy of the Early Cambrian Guanshan biota, eastern Yunnan. Science China Earth Sciences 53(12):1765-1773 H.-L. Luo, L. Yong, S.-X. Hu, X.-P. Fu,