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A Silurian armoured aplacophoran and implications for molluscan phylogeny.

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The Mollusca is one of the most diverse, important and well-studied invertebrate phyla; however, relationships among major molluscan taxa have long been a subject of controversy. In particular, the position of the shell-less vermiform Aplacophora and its relationship to the better-known Polyplacophora (chitons) have been problematic: Aplacophora has been treated as a paraphyletic or monophyletic group at the base of the Mollusca, proximate to other derived clades such as Cephalopoda, or as si...

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10.1038/nature11328

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
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Journal:
Nature
Volume:
490
Issue:
7418
Pages:
94-97
Publication date:
2012-10-05
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
URN:
uuid:d828aa92-1f04-4a93-b8a6-94939e2e6df7
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388233
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pubs:388233

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