Temporal range: Tommotian
|Phylum:||incertae sedis (possibly stem-Brachiopoda)|
Tommotia is a small shelly fossil from the Early Cambrian Period. Originally, only a cone-shaped shell was recognized, which was originally thought to be an early cephalopod, with either squid-like tentacles or a snail-like foot. More recent investigation has shown that the cone is not the remains of a complete animal, but a sclerite of a larger, soft-bodied animal that would have resembled a chiton or a sea mouse. The fossils called Camanella may be another type of sclerite from the same animal.
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