Isopod from the Pennsylvanian of Illinois

  title={Isopod from the Pennsylvanian of Illinois},
  author={Frederick R. Schram},
  pages={854 - 855}
  • F. Schram
  • Published 28 August 1970
  • Biology
  • Science
Hesslerella shermani is described as the oldest representative of the crustacean superorder Peracarida, order Isopoda, suborder Phreatoicidea. This description is based on a single specimen of exceptional preservation from the Middle Pennsylvanian of Illinois. The existence of isopods in the Pennsylvanian raises some questions concerning peracarid and eumalocostracan evolution. 

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  • Nat. Aeronaut. Space Admin. Spec. Publ
  • 1969