Palaeophysiology of terrestrialisation in the Chelicerata

@inproceedings{Selden1989PalaeophysiologyOT,
  title={Palaeophysiology of terrestrialisation in the Chelicerata},
  author={Paul A Selden and Andrew J. Jeram},
  year={1989}
}
The wide range of organs of respiration (book-gills, book-lungs, sieve- and tube-tracheae), reproduction, sensory perception, etc., among the chelicerates indicates that the major groups made the transition to land life independently. The fossil record is patchy for most chelicerate groups, certain intervals (e.g. Westphalian) being particularly rich in chelicerate bearing Lagerstatten while in others (e.g. Mesozoic) they are sparse. Due, apparently, to their unusual hyaline exocuticle… CONTINUE READING

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