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The earliest myodocopes: ostracodes from the late Ordovician Soom Shale Lagerstatte of South Africa

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The late Ordovician Soom Shale Lagerstätte of South Africa has yielded Myodoprimigenia fistuca n. gen. and n. sp., the earliest and only known Ordovician occurrence of myodocopes, one of the major groups of ostracodes. M. fistuca is a likely sister group of the Upper Silurian 'cypridinid' myodocopes and allied forms. It had a thin, lightly mineralized and flexible shell with microstructures resulting from in vivo calcification processes. It probably fed on cephalopod carrion, thus extending e...

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10.1080/00241160310004620

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Gabbott, SE More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
Aldridge, RJ More by this author
Theron, JN More by this author
Journal:
LETHAIA
Volume:
36
Issue:
3
Pages:
151-160
Publication date:
2003-09-05
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ISSN:
0024-1164
URN:
uuid:b1f80de0-b211-4802-9f33-ef9c0691af60
Source identifiers:
82483
Local pid:
pubs:82483

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