A Parvancorina-like arthropod from the Cambrian of South China

  title={A Parvancorina-like arthropod from the Cambrian of South China},
  author={Jih-Pai Lin and Samuel M. Gon and James G. Gehling and Loren E. Babcock and Yuan-long Zhao and Xingliang Zhang and Shi-xue Hu and Jinliang Yuan and Meiyi Yu and Jin Peng},
  journal={Historical Biology},
  pages={33 - 45}
Constraining the origin of animal groups is allowed, to some extent, by discoveries of Cambrian Lagerstätten that preserve both mineralizing and nonmineralizing organisms. A new species is reported here of the Cambrian arthropod Skania, which bears an exoskeleton that shares homologies with the Neoproterozoic (Ediacaran) organism Parvancorina and firmly establishes a Precambrian root for arthropods. A new monophyletic group, Parvancorinomorpha, is proposed as the first clade within the… 


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