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A new arthropod from the Silurian Konservat-Lagerstatte of Herefordshire, UK.

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A small, non-biomineralized, macrophagous arthropod with chelicerate affinities, Offacolus kingi gen. et sp. nov., from the Silurian (Wenlock Series) of Herefordshire, UK, is described. The dorsal exoskeleton comprises an arch-like cephalic shield, a thorax of three free tergites and a triangular posterior tagma of five fused tergites, the last with a stout postero-dorsally directed medial spine. Seven pairs of appendages beneath the cephalic shield surround a postero-medially sited oral cavi...

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10.1098/rspb.2000.1170

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
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Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
267
Issue:
1452
Pages:
1497-1504
Publication date:
2000-08-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:bcbb07a6-fcd0-42d6-b5bb-bf6f3d8b0f46
Source identifiers:
82185
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pubs:82185
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English
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