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Fossilized soft tissues in a Silurian platyceratid gastropod

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Gastropod shells are common in the fossil record, but their fossil soft tissues are almost unknown, and have not been reported previously from the Palaeozoic. Here, we describe a Silurian (approx. 425 Myr) platyceratid gastropod from the Herefordshire Lagerstätte that preserves the oldest soft tissues yet reported from an undoubted crown-group mollusc. The digestive system is preserved in detail, and morphological data on the gonads, digestive gland, pedal muscle, radula, mouth and foot are a...

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10.1098/rspb.2005.3403

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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Author
Journal:
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences More from this journal
Volume:
273
Issue:
1590
Pages:
1039-1044
Publication date:
2006-05-07
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EISSN:
1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8452
Language:
English
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pubs:83412
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uuid:fbe43a38-5436-4c8e-b03c-3b586b3f88c3
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pubs:83412
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83412
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2013-02-20

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