Scientific name Forfexicaris valida
Species F. valida
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.
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.