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meaning: "named after a creature in Ktunaxa legend"
Named By: Cedric Aria, JeaninBernard Caron & Robert Gaines in 2015
Time Period: Unavailable
Location: Canada, British Columbia - Marble Canyon
Size: Main body about 15 centimetres long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Specimens preserved complete on slab
Classification: | Arthropoda |

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.

Read more about Yawunik at Wikipedia
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