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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. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
274
Issue:
1609
Pages:
465-469
Publication date:
2007-02-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:954e4174-1d71-4e77-98a9-664fdc43cbe9
Source identifiers:
82211
Local pid:
pubs:82211
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English
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