Morphology and function in the Cambrian Burgess Shale megacheiran arthropod Leanchoilia superlata and the application of a descriptive matrix

  title={Morphology and function in the Cambrian Burgess Shale megacheiran arthropod Leanchoilia superlata and the application of a descriptive matrix},
  author={Joachim T. Haug and Derek E. G. Briggs and Carolin Haug},
  journal={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  pages={162 - 162}
BackgroundLeanchoilia superlata is one of the best known arthropods from the middle Cambrian Burgess Shale of British Columbia. Here we re-describe the morphology of L. superlata and discuss its possible autecology. The re-description follows a standardized scheme, the descriptive matrix approach, designed to provide a template for descriptions of other megacheiran species.ResultsOur findings differ in several respects from previous interpretations. Examples include a more slender body; a… 
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