Comparative study of Cambrian lobopods Miraluolishania and Luolishania

  title={Comparative study of Cambrian lobopods Miraluolishania and Luolishania},
  author={Jianni Liu and Degan Shu and J. Han and Z. Zhang},
  journal={Chinese Science Bulletin},
  • Jianni Liu, Degan Shu, +1 author Z. Zhang
  • Published 2008
  • Geology
  • Chinese Science Bulletin
  • The rare fossil Miraluolishania described by Liu et al. from the Lower Cambrian Chengjiang Lagerstätte in 2004 is regarded as an arthropod sphinx because it bears mosaic features of both lobopods and arthropods. The discovery of this rare transitional form offers direct fossil evidence for exploring the relationship between lobopods and arthropods. However, some scientists consider Miraluolishania to be a junior synonym of Luolishania because the former superficially resembles the latter in… CONTINUE READING
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