Peytoia

Name: Peytoia
Phonetic: Pay-toy-ah.
Named By: Walcott - 1911.
Classification: Eumetazoa.
Species: P. nathorsti (type).
Diet: Zooplankton.
Size: Up to 6 centimetres across.
Known locations: Canada.
Time period: Cambrian.
Fossil representation: Many specimens.

       Peytoia was a small Cambrian jellyfish that from above resembles a slice of pineapple. Peytoia is most well-known for the separated mouths of Anomalocaris being misidentified as Peytoia jellyfish due to their remarkable resemblance.

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