Phylogenetic position of Diania challenged

@article{Mounce2011PhylogeneticPO,
  title={Phylogenetic position of Diania challenged},
  author={R. Mounce and M. Wills},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2011},
  volume={476},
  pages={E1-E1}
}
  • R. Mounce, M. Wills
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Arising from J. Liu et al. 470, 526–530 (2011)10.1038/nature09704; Liu et al. replyLiu et al. describe a new and remarkable fossil, Diania cactiformis. This animal apparently combined the soft trunk of lobopodians (a group including the extant velvet worms in addition to many Palaeozoic genera) with the jointed limbs that typify arthropods. They go on to promote Diania as the immediate sister group to the arthropods, and conjecture that sclerotized and jointed limbs may therefore have evolved… CONTINUE READING
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