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Pedicle preservation in a Silurian rhynchonelliformean brachiopod from Herefordshire, England: soft-tissue or an artefact of interpretation? A Reply

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We consider the reinterpretation of Bethia by Bassett et al. (2008) to be flawed in several regards. Details of the pedicle rootlets and wrinkles strongly imply a soft-tissue structure rather than calcified sheath. The ornament is unusual, but equally so under either an orthide or a plectambonitoidean model. The reinterpretation of the 'deltial plates' as 'chilidial plates' is likely correct, but argues against a plectambonitoidean affinity by implying that the pedicle emerges between the val...

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10.1017/S175569100708036X

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Briggs, DEG More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
Siveter, DJ More by this author
Journal:
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH
Volume:
98
Issue:
3-4
Pages:
309-310
Publication date:
2008
DOI:
EISSN:
1755-6929
ISSN:
1755-6910
URN:
uuid:df55c4dc-7b9f-48ff-9263-6eeadd8273cf
Source identifiers:
82900
Local pid:
pubs:82900
Language:
English

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