Anomalocaris canadensis

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Fossil at MUSE - Science Museum in Trento
Reconstruction at MUSE - Science Museum in Trento


Taxonavigation: Radiodonta 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Classis: † Dinocaridida
Ordo: † Radiodonta

Familia: Anomalocarididae
Genus: Anomalocaris
Species: Anomalocaris canadensis


Anomalocaris canadensis Whiteaves, 1892: 206



  • Briggs, D.E.G.; Mount, J.D. 1982: The occurrence of the giant arthropod Anomalocaris in the Lower Cambrian of southern California, and the overall distribution of the genus. Journal of paleontology, 56(5): 1112–1118. JSTOR Reference page
  • Daley, A.C.; Edgecombe, G.D. 2014: Morphology of Anomalocaris canadensis from the Burgess Shale. Journal of paleontology, 88(1): 68–91. DOI: 10.1666/13-067 Reference page
  • Whiteaves, J.F. 1892: Description of a new genus and species of phyllocarid Crustacea from the Middle Cambrian of Mount Stephen, B.C. Canadian record of science 5(4): 205-208. BHL Reference page
  • Anomalocaris (of unknown affinity) and Tuzoia (a possible arthropod) from the Lower Cambrian Eager Formation near Cransbrook, British Columbia.
  • Palaeozoic fossils.
  • Anomalocaris, the largest known Cambrian arthropod.
  • A new conundrum from the Middle Cambrian Burgess shale.
  • The largest Cambrian animal, Anomalocaris, Burgess Shale, British Columbia.
  • The "evolution" of Anomalocaris and its classification in the arthropod class Dinocarida (nov.) and order Radiodonta (nov.)