Name: Vetulocystis ‭(‬Ancient cyst‭)‬.
Phonetic: Vet-ul-osis-tiss.
Named By: D.-G.‭ ‬Shu,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Conway Morris,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Han,‭ ‬Z.-F.‭ ‬Zhang‭ & ‬J.-N.‭ ‬Liu‭ –‬ 2004.
Classification: Echinodermata.
Species: V.‭ ‬catenata.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: About‭ ‬5‭ ‬millimetres across,‭ ‬8‭ ‬millimetres high.
Known locations: China.
Time period: Lower/middle Cambrian.
Fossil representation: Several individuals.

       Vetulocystis is a genus of echinoderm that is confirmed to have lived in China during the Cambrian.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Ancestral echinoderms from the Chengjiang deposits of China.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Nature‭ ‬430,‭ ‬422-428.‭ ‬-‭ ‬D.-G.‭ ‬Shu,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Conway Morris,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Han,‭ ‬Z.-F.‭ ‬Zhang‭ & ‬J.-N.‭ ‬Liu‭ ‬-‭ ‬2004.


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