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Forfexicaris

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Pectocaridida
Scientific name  Forfexicaris valida
Rank  Genus
Class  Megacheira‚Ć
Species  F. valida
Phylum  Arthropoda
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Family  Forfexicarididae Hou, 1999
Similar  Occacaris, Pectocaris, Urokodia, Sinoascus, Acanthomeridion

Forfexicaris valida is a species of Lower Cambrian arthropod, the only species in the family Forfexicarididae. It is known from only two specimens from the Maotianshan shale Lagerstätte.

Description

F. valida had a bivalved carapace, like that seen in ostracod crustaceans, which was 15 millimetres (0.59 in) long and 13 mm (0.51 in) high. It had a pair of stalked eyes, and a pair of great appendages, which closely resemble those of Occacaris.

References

Forfexicaris Wikipedia


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