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The oral cone of Anomalocaris is not a classic ''peytoia''.

Abstract:

The Cambro-Ordovician anomalocaridids are large ecdysozoans commonly regarded as ancestors of the arthropods and apex predators. Predation is indicated partly by the presence of an unusual "peytoia"-type oral cone, which is a tetraradial outer ring of 32 plates, four of which are enlarged and in perpendicular arrangement. This oral cone morphology was considered a highly consistent and defining characteristic of well-known Burgess Shale taxa. It is here shown that Anomalocaris has a different...

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Publisher copy:
10.1007/s00114-012-0910-8
Journal:
Die Naturwissenschaften
Volume:
99
Issue:
6
Pages:
501-504
Publication date:
2012-06-01
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EISSN:
1432-1904
ISSN:
0028-1042
Language:
English
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pubs:425888
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425888
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2013-11-16

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