Title

Marocella: Antarctic specimens of an enigmatic Cambrian animal

Abstract

Remarkably well-preserved specimens of Marocella Geyer, 1986, from the Lower Cambrian Shackleton Limestone of Antarctica show that although affinity with chondrophorine cnidarians is improbable, its rigid caplike shell also is unlike that of any known mollusk. Association with sclerite-bearing taxa cannot be ruled out, but at present the phylogenetic affiliation of the genus remains equivocal.

Document Type

Article

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022336000024422

Publication Date

1-1-1992

Journal Title

Journal of Paleontology

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