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A starfish with three-dimensionally preserved soft parts from the Silurian of England.

Abstract:

Palaeozoic asteroids represent a stem-group to the monophyletic post-Palaeozoic Neoasteroidea, but many aspects of their anatomy are poorly known. Using serial grinding and computer reconstruction, we describe fully articulated Silurian (ca 425 Myr) specimens from the Herefordshire Lagerstätte, preserved in three dimensions complete with soft tissues. The material belongs to a species of Bdellacoma, a genus previously assigned to the ophiuroids, but has characters that suggest an asteroid aff...

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10.1098/rspb.2004.2951

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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:
272
Issue:
1567
Pages:
1001-1006
Publication date:
2005-05-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:982808f5-5f0f-47cb-8760-5011d1713f1e
Source identifiers:
82203
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pubs:82203

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