The implications of a Silurian and other thylacocephalan crustaceans for the functional morphology and systematic affinities of the group

@article{Haug2014TheIO,
  title={The implications of a Silurian and other thylacocephalan crustaceans for the functional morphology and systematic affinities of the group},
  author={Carolin Haug and Derek E. G. Briggs and Donald G. Mikulic and Joanne Kluessendorf and Joachim T. Haug},
  journal={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={14},
  pages={159 - 159}
}
BackgroundThylacocephala is a group of enigmatic extinct arthropods. Here we provide a full description of the oldest unequivocal thylacocephalan, a new genus and species Thylacares brandonensis, which is present in the Silurian Waukesha fauna from Wisconsin, USA. We also present details of younger, Jurassic specimens, from the Solnhofen lithographic limestones, which are crucial to our interpretation of the systematic position of Thylacocephala. In the past, Thylacocephala has been interpreted… 
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