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The ‘Tully Monster’ is not a vertebrate: characters, convergence and taphonomy in palaeozoic problematic animals

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The affinity of Tullimonstrum gregarium, a pincer-mouthed, soft bodied bilaterian, has been subject to debate since its recovery from Carboniferous coal deposits at Mazon Creek, Illinois. After decades of impasse focused on mollusc, arthropod and annelid attributes, two recent, yet conflicting, high-profile studies concluded that the ‘Tully Monster’ is a vertebrate, a relative of lampreys or jawed fishes. Here, we find that structures described as supporting vertebrate – particularly crown ve...

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10.1111/pala.12282

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Christ Church
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Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Palaeontology More from this journal
Volume:
60
Issue:
2
Pages:
149–157
Publication date:
2017-02-20
Acceptance date:
2017-01-19
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EISSN:
1475-4983
ISSN:
0031-0239
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pubs:677364
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uuid:aafebb13-df89-4009-8653-acc7070a819a
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677364
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2017-02-08

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