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THE VISUAL SYSTEM AND PALEOECOLOGY OF THE SILURIAN OSTRACOD PRIMITIOPSIS PLANIFRONS

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Here we report the first detailed reconstruction of the eye and visual system of a Paleozoic ostracod, namely the dimorphic primitiopsid (Palaeocopa) Primitiopsis planifrons Jones, 1887. Evidence from the cuticular lens morphology and its position on the valve suggests that P. planifrons had a naupliar eye, which is the most common optical system in crustaceans. The characters of the eye, such as the separated cuticular lens on each valve and the strongly calcified nature of the lens and its ...

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10.1666/08-124.1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
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Journal:
JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGY
Volume:
83
Issue:
3
Pages:
414-421
Publication date:
2009-05-05
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EISSN:
1937-2337
ISSN:
0022-3360
URN:
uuid:643550e7-24d3-4444-9fe3-10d5f82aa0bb
Source identifiers:
82971
Local pid:
pubs:82971
Language:
English

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