Exceptionally preserved crustaceans from western Canada reveal a cryptic Cambrian radiation.

@article{Harvey2012ExceptionallyPC,
  title={Exceptionally preserved crustaceans from western Canada reveal a cryptic Cambrian radiation.},
  author={Thomas H. P. Harvey and Maria Ines Velez and Nicholas J. Butterfield},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2012},
  volume={109 5},
  pages={1589-94}
}
The early history of crustaceans is obscured by strong biases in fossil preservation, but a previously overlooked taphonomic mode yields important complementary insights. Here we describe diverse crustacean appendages of Middle and Late Cambrian age from shallow-marine mudstones of the Deadwood Formation in western Canada. The fossils occur as flattened and fragmentary carbonaceous cuticles but provide a suite of phylogenetic and ecological data by virtue of their detailed preservation. In… CONTINUE READING
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