anomalocaridid

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Anomalocaridid fossil

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anomalocaridid (plural anomalocaridids)

  1. (zoology) Any of a group of large marine animals of the family †Anomalocarididae, known only from fossils.
    • 2017, Mark Carnall, The Guardian, 3 May:
      In 2009, the amazing description of a single specimen of Schinderhannes bartelsi appeared to extend the history of arthropod-like anomalocaridids by a whopping 100 million years, although the true affinity of Schinderhannes is still contested so it may be an Elvis or Lazarus taxon.

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