An armoured Cambrian lobopodian from China with arthropod-like appendages

@article{Liu2011AnAC,
  title={An armoured Cambrian lobopodian from China with arthropod-like appendages},
  author={Jianni Liu and M. Steiner and J. Dunlop and H. Keupp and Degan Shu and Qiang Ou and J. Han and Z. Zhang and X. Zhang},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2011},
  volume={470},
  pages={526-530}
}
  • Jianni Liu, M. Steiner, +6 authors X. Zhang
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Cambrian fossil Lagerstätten preserving soft-bodied organisms have contributed much towards our understanding of metazoan origins. Lobopodians are a particularly interesting group that diversified and flourished in the Cambrian seas. Resembling ‘worms with legs’, they have long attracted much attention in that they may have given rise to both Onychophora (velvet worms) and Tardigrada (water bears), as well as to arthropods in general. Here we describe Diania cactiformis gen. et sp. nov. as an… CONTINUE READING
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