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Inference of facultative mobility in the enigmatic Ediacaran organism Parvancorina

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Establishing how Ediacaran organisms moved and fed is critical to deciphering their ecological and evolutionary significance, but has long been confounded by their non-analogue body plans. Here, we use computational fluid dynamics to quantitatively analyze water flow around the Ediacaran taxon Parvancorina, thereby testing between competing models for feeding mode and mobility. The results show that flow was not distributed evenly across the organism, but was directed towards localized areas;...

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10.1098/rsbl.2017.0033

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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GLAM
Department:
Natural History Museum
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Rahman, I
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Publisher:
Royal Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Biology Letters Journal website
Volume:
13
Pages:
20170033
Publication date:
2017-05-17
Acceptance date:
2017-04-26
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1744-957X
ISSN:
1744-9561
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691190
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2017-04-26

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