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An exceptionally preserved myodocopid ostracod from the Silurian of Herefordshire, UK.

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An exceptionally preserved new ostracod crustacean from the Silurian of Herefordshire, UK, represents only the third fully documented Palaeozoic ostracod with soft-part preservation. Appendages, gills, gut system, lateral compound eyes and even a medial eye with a Bellonci organ are preserved, allowing assignment of the fossil to a new genus and species of cylindroleberidid myodocope (Myodocopida, Cylindroleberididae). The Bellonci organ is recorded for the first time in fossil ostracods. The...

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10.1098/rspb.2009.2122

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
Briggs, DE More by this author
Siveter, DJ More by this author
Sutton, MD More by this author
Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
277
Issue:
1687
Pages:
1539-1544
Publication date:
2010-05-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:583a3e31-b077-42a2-afe8-0f7fc297c33d
Source identifiers:
82230
Local pid:
pubs:82230

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