Insights into a 429-million-year-old compound eye

@article{Schoenemann2020InsightsIA,
  title={Insights into a 429-million-year-old compound eye},
  author={Brigitte Schoenemann and Euan N. K. Clarkson},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  year={2020},
  volume={10}
}
In all arthropods the plesiomorphic (ancestral character state) kind of visual system commonly is considered to be the compound eye. Here we are able to show the excellently preserved internal structures of the compound eye of a 429 Mya old Silurian trilobite, Aulacopleura koninckii (Barrande, 1846). It shows the characteristic elements of a modern apposition eye, consisting of 8 (visible) receptor cells, a rhabdom, a thick lens, screening pigment (cells), and in contrast to a modern type… Expand
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