Anomalocaris Enamel Pin
PRODUCT TYPE: Pin
Finally, an enamel pin honoring your favorite dinosaur you never met.
- Species: Anomalocaris
- Temporal Range: Early to mid Cambrian: Chengjiang–Burgess shale
- Location: Cosmopolitan distribution in Cambrian seas
Anomalocaris ("abnormal shrimp") is an extinct genus of anomalocaridid, a family of animals thought to be closely related to ancestral arthropods. The first fossils of Anomalocaris were discovered in the Ogygopsis Shale by Joseph Frederick Whiteaves, with more examples found by Charles Doolittle Walcott in the Burgess Shale.Originally several fossilized parts discovered separately (the mouth, feeding appendages and tail) were thought to be three separate creatures, a misapprehension corrected by Harry B. Whittington and Derek Briggs in a 1985 journal article.