The Burgess Shale anomalocaridid Hurdia and its significance for early euarthropod evolution.


As the largest predators of the Cambrian seas, the anomalocaridids had an important impact in structuring the first complex marine animal communities, but many aspects of anomalocaridid morphology, diversity, ecology, and affinity remain unclear owing to a paucity of specimens. Here we describe the anomalocaridid Hurdia, based on several hundred specimens… (More)
DOI: 10.1126/science.1169514


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