Rotadiscus is a genus of discoidal animal known from the Cambrian Chengjiang biota[2] and classified with the eldoniids.[3]

As with other eldoniids, it was originally thought to have been pelagic, but is now thought to be benthic.


  1. ^ CHEN, J-Y.; M-Y. ZHU,; G. Q. ZHOU (1995). "The early Cambrian medusiform metazoan Eldonia from the Chengjiang Lagerstätte.". Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 40: 213–244. 
  2. ^ Zhu, M. (2002). "Révision des animaux discoïdes cambriens Stellostomites eumorphus et Pararotadiscus guizhouensis de Chine du Sud". Geobios 35 (2): 165–185. doi:10.1016/S0016-6995(02)00025-6.  edit
  3. ^ Caron, J.; Conway Morris, S.; Shu, D.; Soares, D. (2010). "Tentaculate fossils from the Cambrian of Canada (British Columbia) and China (Yunnan) interpreted as primitive deuterostomes". In Soares, Daphne. PLoS ONE 5 (3): e9586. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009586. PMC 2833208. PMID 20221405.  edit

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