First record of repaired durophagous shell damages in Early Cambrian lingulate brachiopods with preserved pedicles

@inproceedings{Zhang2011FirstRO,
  title={First record of repaired durophagous shell damages in Early Cambrian lingulate brachiopods with preserved pedicles},
  author={Zhifei Zhang and Lars E Holmer and Sean Paul Robson and Shixue Hu and Xiangren Wang and Hongyun Wang},
  year={2011}
}
Abstract Durophagy, the macro-predatory consumption of hard-shelled organisms, has been proposed as an important driving and selective force (“arms race”) responsible for the explosive advent of Cambrian skeleton-bearing animals. Nevertheless, the direct evidence of durophagous predation is mostly restricted to borings or drillholes in skeletons at around the Ediacaran–Cambrian transition. In contrast, pre-ingestive breakage or crushing of shell, another important type of durophagous predation… CONTINUE READING