Discovered by Y. Shimizu and T. Urata at Nachi-Katsuura.
Named in honour of Anomalocaris, a large carnivorous arthropod, which was one of the many uniquely shaped multicellular creatures that appeared during the Cambrian explosion. The fossil was first discovered in the Burgess Shale in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The name was suggested by I. Makino.
Reference: MPC 36128