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Palaeoscolex antiquus

Palaeoscolex was first described as an annelid, but now palaeoscolexids are recognised as being very small - millimetric in size. This specimen is much larger than any other palaeoscolexid and may, in fact, be the extended pedical stalk of a brachiopod. Some are known to have very long stalks. The absence of any structures in P. antiquus supports this view.

Last modified: April 6th. 1998