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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: incertae sedis
Genus: †Actaeus

Species: A. armatus

Actaeus Simonetta, 1977

Briggs, D.E.G. Collins, D. 1988 "A Middle Cambrian chelicerate from Mount Stephen, British Columbia" Palaeontology 31(3):779-798

Actaeus is a Cambrian organism with a resemblance to the great appendage arthropods. It is known from a single specimen recovered from the Burgess Shale of British Columbia, Canada.[1] The specimen is over 6 cm long and has a body consisting of a head shield, 11 body tergites, and a terminal plate.[2]


Briggs, Derek E. G.; Collins, Desmond (1988). "A Middle Cambrian chelicerate from Mount Stephen, British Columbia" (PDF). Palaeontology. 31 (3): 779–798. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 16, 2011. Retrieved April 4, 2010.

Whittington, H. B. (May 12, 1981). "Rare Arthropods from the Burgess Shale, Middle Cambrian, British Columbia". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 292 (1060): 329–357. Bibcode:1981RSPTB.292..329W. doi:10.1098/rstb.1981.0033.

External links

"Actaeus armatus". Burgess Shale Fossil Gallery. Virtual Museum of Canada. 2011. (Burgess Shale species 23)


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