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Nectocaris pteryx Conway Morris 1976

Nectocaris - Nectocarididae

PaleoDB taxon number: 297012

Synonyms: Petalium latus Luo and Hu 1999 (no. 224752), Vetustovermis planus Glaessner 1979 (no. 224750)

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

Belongs to Nectocaris according to M. R. Smith and J. -B. Caron 2010

Sister taxon: Petalilium latus

Ecology: nektonic carnivore