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A Silurian myodocope with preserved soft-parts: cautioning the interpretation of the shell-based ostracod record.

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Ostracod crustaceans are the most abundant fossil arthropods. The Silurian Pauline avibella gen. et sp. nov., from the Herefordshire Lagerstätte, UK, is an extremely rare Palaeozoic example with soft-part preservation. Based on its soft-part morphology, especially the exceptionally preserved limbs and presence of lateral eyes, it is assigned to the myodocopid myodocopes. The ostracod is very large, with an epipod on the fifth limb pair, as well as gills implying the presence of a heart and an...

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10.1098/rspb.2012.2664

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
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Author
Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
280
Issue:
1752
Pages:
20122664
Publication date:
2013-02-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:36543313-1846-4052-8f8a-5f474929eb9a
Source identifiers:
410034
Local pid:
pubs:410034
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English
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