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An exceptionally preserved vermiform mollusc from the Silurian of England.

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Studies of the origin and radiation of the molluscs have yet to resolve many issues regarding their nearest relatives, phylogeny and ancestral characters. The Polyplacophora (chitons) and the Aplacophora are widely interpreted as the most primitive extant molluscs, but Lower Palaeozoic fossils of the former lack soft parts, and the latter were hitherto unrecognized as fossils. The Herefordshire Lagerstätte is a Silurian (about 425 Myr bp) deposit that preserves a marine biota in remarkable th...

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10.1038/35068549

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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Author
Journal:
Nature
Volume:
410
Issue:
6827
Pages:
461-463
Publication date:
2001-03-01
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
Source identifiers:
82186
Language:
English
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2012-12-19

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