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Yawunik
Yawunik NT small
Life reconstruction of Yawunik kootenayi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Megacheira
Genus: Yawunik
Type species
Yawunik kootenayi

Yawunik is an extinct genus of Cambrian leanchoiliid arthropod known from the Burgess Shale in Canada (Marble Canyon locality). The type species has been named Y. kootenayi after the Kootenay, both a geographic area (and National Park, where the fossil was found) and North American First Nation, also known as the Ktunaxa. The fossil dates back to 508 million years ago.

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