Chelicerate neural ground pattern in a Cambrian great appendage arthropod

@article{Tanaka2013ChelicerateNG,
  title={Chelicerate neural ground pattern in a Cambrian great appendage arthropod},
  author={Gengo Tanaka and X. Hou and Xiaoya Ma and G. Edgecombe and N. Strausfeld},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2013},
  volume={502},
  pages={364-367}
}
Preservation of neural tissue in early Cambrian arthropods has recently been demonstrated, to a degree that segmental structures of the head can be associated with individual brain neuromeres. This association provides novel data for addressing long-standing controversies about the segmental identities of specialized head appendages in fossil taxa. Here we document neuroanatomy in the head and trunk of a ‘great appendage’ arthropod, Alalcomenaeus sp., from the Chengjiang biota, southwest China… Expand
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