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Anomalocaridid trunk limb homology revealed by a giant filter-feeder with paired flaps

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Exceptionally preserved fossils from the Palaeozoic era provide crucial insights into arthropod evolution, with recent discoveries bringing phylogeny and character homology into sharp focus. Integral to such studies are anomalocaridids, a clade of stem arthropods whose remarkable morphology illuminates early arthropod relationships and Cambrian ecology. Although recent work has focused on the anomalocaridid head, the nature of their trunk has been debated widely. Here we describe new anomaloc...

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10.1038/nature14256

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Department of Zoology
Peter Van Roy More by this author
Derek E. G. Briggs More by this author
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EAR-1053247
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Journal:
Nature
Publication date:
2015-11-03
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2015-01-23
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1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
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14256
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English

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