Burgess Shale Drawings
by Hannah Caine


"Environment of Acanthotretella spinosa"

Habitat reconstruction of Acanthotretella spinosa from the Greater Phyllopod Bed (Burgess Shale). The pedicle is attached to different types of epibenthos (e.g. Dictyophycus gracilis, carcasses of Sidneyia inexpectans. The brachiopod Micromitra burgessensis is seen in the background attached to the sponge Pirania muricata.

Coyrighted material published in HOLMER, L. E., AND J. B. CARON. 2006. A spinose stem group brachiopod with pedicle from the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale. Acta Zoologica, 87:273-290.

Ink on Bristol board.

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