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The earliest ostracods: The geological evidence

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The oldest assumed ostracods appear in the fossil record from the Tremadocian Paltodus deltifer conodont Biozone. Although geographically widespread these early ostracods have no obvious Cambrian antecedents. Their first appearance at ca. 485 Ma contrasts with molecular evidence that suggests a much earlier (latest Proterozoic or Cambrian) origin for ostracods. Some Cambrian bivalved arthropods such as Altajanella and Vojbokalina, conventionally referred to the Bradoriida, have carapace morph...

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10.1007/BF03043974

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
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Journal:
Senckenbergiana Lethaea
Volume:
88
Issue:
1
Pages:
11-21
Publication date:
2008-06-30
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ISSN:
0037-2110
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uuid:c470ad0a-d8a1-4395-bb11-93f8502e72ac
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83417
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pubs:83417

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