Burgess Shale


porifera

brachiopoda

mollusca

priapulida

annelida

arthropoda

echinodermata

incertae sedis

The Burgess Shale (near Field, British Columbia) is probably the most famous fossil locality in the world. Cover photographs and feature articles in Time and American Scientist, and Steven J. Gould's book Wonderful Life have illuminated the significance of invertebrates in the history of life, and the value of this particular fossil locality to the study of evolution. Shown above are a few images of fossils that Peabody Curator Charles Schuchert received from his former U.S.N.M. colleague Charles D. Walcott.


Porifera

Choia carteri Walcott, YPM 5811
Diagoniella hinderi Walcott, YPM 5812
Pirania muricata Walcott, YPM 5810
Takakkawia lineata Walcott, YPM 5814
Wapkia grandis Walcott, YPM 5868
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Brachiopoda

Lingulella waptaensis Walcott, YPM 36422
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Mollusca

Monoplacophora
Scenella sp. YPM 5823
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Priapulida

Ottoia prolifica Walcott, YPM 5822
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Annelida

Canadia spinosa Walcott, YPM 5830
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Arthropoda

Trilobita
Ogygopsis klotzi Rominger, YPM 36423
Peronopsis montis (Mathew), YPM 104485
Ptychagnostus praecurrens (Westergaard), YPM 5875
Naraoia compacta Walcott, YPM 5869


Crustacea
Canadaspis perfecta (Walcott), YPM 5801
Canadaspis perfecta (Walcott), YPM 5832
Isoxys acutangulus (Walcott), YPM 5804


Arthropoda Incertae Sedis
Burgessia bella Walcott, YPM 5806
Marrella splendens Walcott, YPM 5861
Waptia fieldensis Walcott, YPM 5797
Waptia fieldensis Walcott, YPM 5866
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Echinodermata

Eldonia ludwigi Walcott, YPM 5824
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Incertae Sedis

Anomalocaris canadensis Whiteaves, YPM 35138
Anomalocaris nathorsti (Walcott), YPM 5825
Chancellaria eros Walcott, YPM 5813
Opabinia regalis Walcott, YPM 5809
Pollingeria grandis Walcott, YPM 5831
Wiwaxia corrugata Walcott, YPM 5829
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