A Cambrian micro-lobopodian and the evolution of arthropod locomotion and reproduction

@article{Maas2007ACM,
  title={A Cambrian micro-lobopodian and the evolution of arthropod locomotion and reproduction},
  author={Andreas Maas and Georg Mayer and Reinhardt M{\o}bjerg Kristensen and Dieter Waloszek},
  journal={Chinese Science Bulletin},
  year={2007},
  volume={52},
  pages={3385-3392}
}
The evolutionary success of arthropods, the most abundant and diverse animal group, is mainly based on their segmented body and jointed appendages, features that had evolved most likely already before the Cambrian. The first arthropod-like animals, the lobopodians from the Early Cambrian, were unsclerotized and worm-like, and they had unjointed tubular legs. Here we describe the first three-dimensionally preserved Cambrian lobopodian. The material presented of Orstenotubulus evamuellerae gen… 

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