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Cambrian bivalved arthropod reveals origin of arthrodization.

Abstract:

Extant arthropods are diverse and ubiquitous, forming a major constituent of most modern ecosystems. Evidence from early Palaeozoic Konservat Lagerstätten indicates that this has been the case since the Cambrian. Despite this, the details of arthropod origins remain obscure, although most hypotheses regard the first arthropods as benthic predators or scavengers such as the fuxianhuiids or megacheirans ('great-appendage' arthropods). Here, we describe a new arthropod from the Tulip Beds locali...

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Publisher copy:
10.1098/rspb.2012.1958

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Sutton, MD More by this author
Edgecombe, GD More by this author
Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
279
Issue:
1748
Pages:
4699-4704
Publication date:
2012-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:f07b6049-8ea1-4c61-a8f3-52fc1f054b15
Source identifiers:
433497
Local pid:
pubs:433497

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