Tokummia

Name: Tokummia.
Phonetic: To-kum-me-ah.
Named By: CÚdric Aria‭ & ‬Jean-Bernard Caron‭ ‬-‭ ‬2017.
Classification: Arthropoda,‭ ‬Pancrustacea,‭ ‬Hymenocarina,‭ ‬Protocarididae.
Species: T.‭ ‬katalepsis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore‭?
Size: About‭ ‬10‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Canada‭ ‬-‭ ‬Burgess Shale.‭
Time period: Cambrian.
Fossil representation: Partially preserved individual flat on a slab.

       Tokummia is a genus of arthropod that lived near the sea floor around Canada during the Cambrian.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Burgess Shale fossils illustrate the origin of the mandibulate body plan.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Nature.‭ ‬545‭ (‬7652‭)‬:‭ ‬89‭–‬92.‭ ‬-‭ ‬CÚdric Aria‭ & ‬Jean-Bernard Caron‭ ‬-‭ ‬2017.



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