SKELETAL MICROSTRUCTURE INDICATES CHANCELLORIIDS AND HALKIERIIDS ARE CLOSELY RELATED

@article{Porter2008SKELETALMI,
  title={SKELETAL MICROSTRUCTURE INDICATES CHANCELLORIIDS AND HALKIERIIDS ARE CLOSELY RELATED},
  author={S. Porter},
  journal={Palaeontology},
  year={2008},
  volume={51},
  pages={865-879}
}
  • S. Porter
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Palaeontology
  • Chancelloriids are problematic, sac-like animals whose sclerites are common in Cambrian fossil assemblages. They look like sponges, but were united with the slug-like halkieriids in the group Coeloscleritophora Bengtson and Missarzhevsky, 1981 based on a unique mode of sclerite con- struction. Because their body plans are so different, this pro- posal has never been well accepted, but detailed study of their sclerite microstructure presented here provides additional support for this grouping… CONTINUE READING

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