Soft-part anatomy of the Early Cambrian bivalved arthropods Kunyangella and Kunmingella: significance for the phylogenetic relationships of Bradoriida.

@article{Hou2010SoftpartAO,
  title={Soft-part anatomy of the Early Cambrian bivalved arthropods Kunyangella and Kunmingella: significance for the phylogenetic relationships of Bradoriida.},
  author={Xian-guang Hou and Mark Williams and David J Siveter and Derek J Siveter and Richard J. Aldridge and Robert S Sansom},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={277 1689},
  pages={1835-41}
}
Bradoriids are small bivalved marine arthropods that are widespread in rocks of Cambrian to Early Ordovician age. They comprise seven families and about 70 genera based on shield ('carapace') morphology. New bradoriid specimens with preserved soft-part anatomy of Kunmingella douvillei (Kunmingellidae) are reported from the Early Cambrian Chengjiang Lagerstätte of China together with, for the first time to our knowledge, a second bradoriid species with preserved soft parts, Kunyangella cheni… CONTINUE READING

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