A Cambrian gilled lobopod from Greenland

@article{Budd1993ACG,
  title={A Cambrian gilled lobopod from Greenland},
  author={Graham E. Budd},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1993},
  volume={364},
  pages={709-711}
}
  • G. Budd
  • Published 1 August 1993
  • Biology
  • Nature
THE discovery of several 'Burgess Shale'-like faunas in the Cambrian has added significant new data to the debate about the nature of the 'Cambrian explosion'. Lobopod animals have emerged as a much more important component of the Cambrian fauna than of the Recent1,2. A new lobopod-like animal, Kerygmachela kierkegaardi gen. et sp. nov., is now reported from the Lower Cambrian Sirius Passet fauna, north Greenland3. Although it shares features with other recently described lobopods, it differs… 
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