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Brood care in a Silurian ostracod

Abstract:

An exceptionally preserved new ostracod crustacean from the Silurian of Herefordshire, England, preserves eggs and possible juveniles within its carapace, providing an unequivocal and unique view of parental brood care in the invertebrate fossil record. The female fossil is assigned to a new family and superfamily of myodocopids based on its soft-part anatomy. It demonstrates a remarkably conserved egg-brooding reproductive strategy within these ostracods over 425 Myr. The soft-tissue anatomy...

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10.1098/rspb.2006.3756

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
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Author
Journal:
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Volume:
274
Issue:
1609
Pages:
465-469
Publication date:
2007-02-22
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EISSN:
1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:54e5a4dd-ab31-4047-966a-3b841e501218
Source identifiers:
83389
Local pid:
pubs:83389

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