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Silurian horseshoe crab illuminates the evolution of arthropod limbs.

Abstract:

The basic arrangement of limbs in euarthropods consists of a uniramous head appendage followed by a series of biramous appendages. The body is divided into functional units or tagmata which are usually distinguished by further differentiation of the limbs. The living horseshoe crabs are remnants of a much larger diversity of aquatic chelicerates. The limbs of the anterior and posterior divisions of the body of living horseshoe crabs differ in the loss of the outer and inner ramus, respectivel...

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10.1073/pnas.1205875109

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Briggs, DE More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
Siveter, DJ More by this author
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Garwood, RJ More by this author
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Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume:
109
Issue:
39
Pages:
15702-15705
Publication date:
2012-09-11
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EISSN:
1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
URN:
uuid:2ad575ad-9298-453b-91f4-309df65b7447
Source identifiers:
388234
Local pid:
pubs:388234

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