Phyllopod bed

The Phyllopod bed, designated by USNM locality number 35k,[1] is the most famous fossil-bearing member of the Burgess Shale fossil Lagerstätte. It was quarried by Charles Walcott from 1911–1917 (and later named Walcott Quarry), and was the source of 95% of the fossils he collected during this time;[2] tens of thousands of soft-bodied fossils[3] representing over 150 genera[4] have been recovered from the Phyllopod bed alone.

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  2. ^ Collins, D.; Briggs, D.; Morris, S. (1983). "New Burgess Shale Fossil Sites Reveal Middle Cambrian Faunal Complex". Science. 222 (4620): 163–167. Bibcode:1983Sci...222..163C. doi:10.1126/science.222.4620.163. PMID 17741659. S2CID 12119240.
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  4. ^ Caron, Jean-Bernard; Jackson, Donald A. (October 2006). "Taphonomy of the Greater Phyllopod Bed community, Burgess Shale". PALAIOS. 21 (5): 451–65. Bibcode:2006Palai..21..451C. doi:10.2110/palo.2003.P05-070R. JSTOR 20173022. S2CID 53646959.

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