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The Early Cambrian origin of thylacocephalan arthropods
Zhenghecaris shankouensis gen. et sp. nov. is one of the largest “bivalved” arthropods of the Lower Cambrian Maotianshan Shale fauna. Its non−mineralized carapace was dome−like, laterally compressed,Expand
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Recent Priapulidae and their Early Cambrian ancestors: comparisons and evolutionary significance
Although priapulid worms form a relatively small phylum in present-day marine environments, they were important animals in Cambrian endobenthic communities. Two Early Cambrian priapulids, namelyExpand
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Gut Contents as Direct Indicators for Trophic Relationships in the Cambrian Marine Ecosystem
  • J. Vannier
  • Biology, Medicine
  • PloS one
  • 26 December 2012
Present-day ecosystems host a huge variety of organisms that interact and transfer mass and energy via a cascade of trophic levels. When and how this complex machinery was established remains largelyExpand
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Anatomy and lifestyle of Kunmingella (Arthropoda, Bradoriida) from the Chengjiang fossil Lagerstätte (lower Cambrian; Southwest China)
An updated reconstruction of the body plan, functional anatomy and life attitude of the bradoriid arthropod Kunmingella is proposed, based on new fossil specimens with preserved soft parts found inExpand
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Early Cambrian sipunculan worms from southwest China
We report the discovery of sipunculan worms from the Lower Cambrian Maotianshan Shale, near Kunming (southwest China). Their sipunculan identity is evidenced by the general morphology of the animalsExpand
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Biogeography and affinities of the bradoriid arthropods: Cosmopolitan microbenthos of the Cambrian seas
Abstract This paper reviews the global biogeography and affinities of the Bradoriida, a group of Cambrian–early Ordovician arthropods. Bradoriida appear in the fossil record during the earlyExpand
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Spinicaudatans and ostracods (Crustacea) from the Montceau Lagerstätte (Late Carboniferous, France): morphology and palaeoenvironmental significance
Spinicaudatans and ostracods form two components of the diverse arthropod fauna from the Montceau Lagerstatte (Stephanian, France). Spinicaudatans are represented by Montcestheria orri gen. and sp.Expand
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Digestive system and feeding mode in Cambrian naraoiid arthropods
The function of the digestive system of naraoiid arthropods is interpreted in the light of new observations on Early Cambrian specimens from China and detailed comparisons with Recent crustaceans andExpand
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Cosmopolitan arthropod zooplankton in the Ordovician seas
Abstract Evidence is presented here for a zooplanktonic component in Ordovician marine ecosystems, namely the caryocaridid arthropods, that add to other well-documented midwater organisms such asExpand
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