Hyoliths are Palaeozoic lophophorates

Joseph Moysiuk
Joseph Moysiuk showing matching halves of a fossil slab in Kootenay National Park
(photo courtesy of Joseph Moysiuk)

University of Toronto undergraduate student Joseph Moysiuk, led a team of scientists from Professor J-B. Caron’s ROM lab to solve a mystery of the position of fossilized hyoliths in the tree of life. In a recent publication in the journal Nature, Moysiuk, Smith and Caron postulate these hyoliths are Palaeozoic lophophorates.

Moysiuk, J., M. R. Smith, and J-B. Caron. “Hyoliths are palaeozoic lophophorates.” Nature. (2016).