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Cambroraster falcatus - The Cambrian "spaceship" from the Burgess Shale


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Meet Cambroraster falcatus, the sediment-sifting ‘Roomba’ of the 

Cambrian This crustacean-like critter stalked the seas half a billion 

years ago. Katherine Wu, NOVA,, July 30, 2019


Moysiuk, J. and Caron, J.B., 2019. A new hurdiid  

from the Burgess Shale evinces the exploitation of Cambrian 

infaunal food sources. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 286

(1908), p.20191079. Open access

Proceedings of the Royal Society B PDF

Brantford Lapidary and Mineral Society PDF


Sun, Z., Zeng, H. and Zhao, F., Occurrence of the hurdiid 

radiodont Cambroraster in the middle Cambrian (Wuliuan) 

Mantou Formation of North China. Journal of Paleontology, 1(6), p.2.

More research by Fangchen Zhao


Liu, Y., Lerosey-Aubril, R., Audo, D., Zhai, D., Mai, H. and

Ortega-Hernández, J., 2020. Occurrence of the eudemersal 

radiodont Cambroraster in the early Cambrian Chengjiang 

Lagerstätte and the diversity of hurdiid ecomorphotypes. 

Geological Magazine, pp.1-7. Open access


Pates, S., Botting, J.P., McCobb, L.M. and Muir, L.A., 

2020. A miniature Ordovician hurdiid from Wales 

demonstrates the adaptability of Radiodonta. Royal 

Society Open Science, 7(6), p.200459. Open access




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