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Functional morphology, ontogeny and evolution of mantis shrimp‐like predators in the Cambrian
We redescribe the morphology of Yohoia tenuis (Chelicerata sensu lato) from the Cambrian Burgess Shale Lagerstatte. The morphology of the most anterior, promi- nent, so-called great appendage changesExpand
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Morphology and function in the Cambrian Burgess Shale megacheiran arthropod Leanchoilia superlata and the application of a descriptive matrix
BackgroundLeanchoilia superlata is one of the best known arthropods from the middle Cambrian Burgess Shale of British Columbia. Here we re-describe the morphology of L. superlata and discuss itsExpand
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A holomorph approach to xiphosuran evolution—a case study on the ontogeny of Euproops
Specimens of Euproops sp. (Xiphosura, Chelicerata) from the Carboniferous Piesberg quarry near Osnabrück, Germany, represent a relatively complete growth series of 10 stages. Based on this growthExpand
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A Carboniferous Non-Onychophoran Lobopodian Reveals Long-Term Survival of a Cambrian Morphotype
Lobopodians, a nonmonophyletic assemblage of worm-shaped soft-bodied animals most closely related to arthropods, show two major morphotypes: long-legged and short-legged forms. The morphotype withExpand
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Early Crustacean Evolution and the Appearance of Epipodites and Gills
> Abstract Epipodites are structures on the outer edges of crustacean appendages serving as gills or for osmoregulation. Their evolutionary origin has been debated for a long time. Three major issuesExpand
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The implications of a Silurian and other thylacocephalan crustaceans for the functional morphology and systematic affinities of the group
BackgroundThylacocephala is a group of enigmatic extinct arthropods. Here we provide a full description of the oldest unequivocal thylacocephalan, a new genus and species Thylacares brandonensis,Expand
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Evolution of insect wings and development – new details from Palaeozoic nymphs
The nymphal stages of Palaeozoic insects differ significantly in morphology from those of their modern counterparts. Morphological details for some previously reported species have recently beenExpand
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Demecology in the Cambrian: synchronized molting in arthropods from the Burgess Shale
BackgroundThe Burgess Shale is well known for its preservation of a diverse soft-bodied biota dating from the Cambrian period (Series 3, Stage 5). While previous paleoecological studies have focusedExpand
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EXCEPTIONALLY WELL-PRESERVED ISOLATED EYES FROM CAMBRIAN 'ORSTEN' FOSSIL ASSEMBLAGES OF SWEDEN
Eyes other than those of trilobites are rarely preserved in the fossil record. We describe here a set of six tiny, isolated, three-dimensionally preserved compound eyes. These secondarilyExpand
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Autofluorescence imaging, an excellent tool for comparative morphology
Here we present a set of methods for documenting (exo‐)morphology by applying autofluorescence imaging. For arthropods, but also for other taxa, autofluorescence imaging combined with compositeExpand
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