Unraveling the origin of Cladocera by identifying heterochrony in the developmental sequences of Branchiopoda

@article{Fritsch2012UnravelingTO,
  title={Unraveling the origin of Cladocera by identifying heterochrony in the developmental sequences of Branchiopoda},
  author={Martin Fritsch and Olaf R. P. Bininda-Emonds and Stefan Richter},
  journal={Frontiers in Zoology},
  year={2012},
  volume={10},
  pages={35 - 35}
}
IntroductionOne of the most interesting riddles within crustaceans is the origin of Cladocera (water fleas). Cladocerans are morphologically diverse and in terms of size and body segmentation differ considerably from other branchiopod taxa (Anostraca, Notostraca, Laevicaudata, Spinicaudata and Cyclestherida). In 1876, the famous zoologist Carl Claus proposed with regard to their origin that cladocerans might have evolved from a precociously maturing larva of a clam shrimp-like ancestor which… Expand
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