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An exceptional record of Cambrian trilobite moulting behaviour preserved in the Emu Bay Shale, South Australia

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Trilobites dominate the Emu Bay Shale (EBS) assemblage (Cambrian Series 2, Stage 4, South Australia) in terms of numbers, with Estaingia bilobata Pocock 1964 being extremely abundant, and the larger Redlichia takooensis Lu 1950 being common. Many specimens within the EBS represent complete moulted exoskeletons, which is unusual for Cambrian fossil deposits. The abundance of complete moults provides an excellent record that has allowed the recognition of various recurrent moult configurations ...

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Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1111/let.12266

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University of Oxford
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MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
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Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
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Lethaia Journal website
Volume:
51
Issue:
4
Pages:
473-492
Publication date:
2018-04-16
Acceptance date:
2017-12-14
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EISSN:
1502-3931
ISSN:
0024-1164
Pubs id:
pubs:826680
URN:
uri:7c3b7717-6e72-4f51-8632-f2fa5a9b253d
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uuid:7c3b7717-6e72-4f51-8632-f2fa5a9b253d
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