WoRMS taxon details

Wiwaxia corrugata (Matthew, 1899) †

332861  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:332861)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
fossil only
Matthew, G. F. 1899. Studies on Cambrian Faunas, No. 3. Upper Cambrian fauna, Mount Stephen, British Columbia. The trilobites and worms. Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, 2nd series, 5(4): 39-66., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/10793307
page(s): 42 [details]   
Note North West slope of Mt Stephen, above Field,...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality North West slope of Mt Stephen, above Field, British Columbia, Canada (fide Walcott, 1911) [details]
Stratigraphy Middle Cambrian  
Stratigraphy Middle Cambrian [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Wiwaxia corrugata (Matthew, 1899) †. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=332861 on 2018-11-21
Date
action
by
2008-03-17 10:44:16Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
changed
2011-12-12 21:35:39Z
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original description Matthew, G. F. 1899. Studies on Cambrian Faunas, No. 3. Upper Cambrian fauna, Mount Stephen, British Columbia. The trilobites and worms. Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, 2nd series, 5(4): 39-66., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/10793307
page(s): 42 [details]   

new combination reference Walcott, Charles D. 1911. Cambrian geology and paleontology. Middle Cambrian annelids. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 57(5): 109-144., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/9263167
page(s): 123 [details]   
From editor or global species database
Classification Matthew (1899) has the original description of Wiwaxia corrugata as Orthotheca corrugata (p.42, plate 1, figure 3), which Walcott (1911) placed in Wiwaxia. Orthotheca Novak, 1886 is not in WoRMS at time of writing, but is placed in the fossil Class Hyolitha, Phylum Mollusca, by the Paleobiology Database, paleodb.org. Matthew placed Orthotheca as an annelid. [details]

Type locality North West slope of Mt Stephen, above Field, British Columbia, Canada (fide Walcott, 1911) [details]

Type specimen According to Walcott (1911), Matthew's description is of part of the fossil, quote, "it was one of the spines that Dr. G. F. Matthew described under the name of Orthotheca corrugata." [details]

From other sources
Stratigraphy Middle Cambrian [details]