Article: A new Cambrian lophophorate from the Burgess Shale of British Columbia
S. Conway Morris
A single specimen (part and counterpart) of a new genus and species, Odontogriphus omalus, from the Burgess Shale (middle Cambrian) is described. Despite poor preservation its affinities appear to lie with the lophophorates. The simple lophophore contains tooth-like elements that are similar to certain Cambrian conodonts. It is suggested that this new genus and species is an example of a conodontophorid.