An early Cambrian craniate-like chordate

@article{Chen1999AnEC,
  title={An early Cambrian craniate-like chordate},
  author={Jun-yuan Chen and Diying Huang and C. Li},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1999},
  volume={402},
  pages={518-522}
}
Since the identification of the Lower Cambrian Yunnanozoon as a chordate in 1995 (ref. 1), large numbers of complete specimens of soft-bodied chordates from the Lower Cambrian Maotianshan Shale in central Yunnan (southern China) have been recovered. Here we describe a recently discovered craniate-like chordate, Haikouella lanceolata, from 305 fossil specimens in Haikou near Kunming. This 530 million-year-old (Myr) fish-like animal resembles the contemporaneous Yunnanozoon from the Chengjiang… CONTINUE READING
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