Lobopodian phylogeny reanalysed

  title={Lobopodian phylogeny reanalysed},
  author={D. A. Legg and X. Ma and J. M. Wolfe and J. Ortega-Hern{\'a}ndez and G. Edgecombe and M. Sutton},
  • D. A. Legg, X. Ma, +3 authors M. Sutton
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Arising from J. Liu et al. 470, 526–530 (2011)10.1038/nature09704; Liu et al. replyLiu et al. described an ‘armoured’ lobopodian, Diania cactiformis, from the Chengjiang Lagerstätte (China; Cambrian, stage 3); this fossil bears potentially arthropod-like articulated and possibly sclerotized appendages, but lacks a sclerotized body. A cladistic analysis resolved Diania as sister-taxon to arthropods. From this phylogenetic position the authors tentatively inferred that arthropodization… CONTINUE READING
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