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Haikouichthys ercaicunensis Luo, Hu & Shu, 1999

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  order Myllokunmingiida »  family Myllokunmingiidae

Temporal range:Lower Cambrian

Size

2.5cm long

Description

Haikouichthys ercaicunensis was a primitive fish-like animal from the Early Cambrian Maotianshan shales of China.

Distribution

China

Importance

One of the first vertebrates known
Author: Bill Darwin

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Explanations

extinct taxon