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Ancestral morphology of crown-group molluscs revealed by a new Ordovician stem aculiferan

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Exceptionally preserved fossils provide crucial insights into extinct body plans and organismal evolution. Molluscs, one of the most disparate animal phyla, radiated rapidly during the early Cambrian period (approximately 535–520 million years ago (Ma)). The problematic fossil taxa Halkieria and Orthrozanclus (grouped in Sachitida) have been assigned variously to stem-group annelids, brachiopods, stem-group molluscs4 or stem-group aculiferans (Polyplacophora and Aplacophora), but their affini...

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10.1038/nature21055

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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College Only
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
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Author
Publisher:
Springer Nature Publisher's website
Journal:
Nature Journal website
Volume:
542
Issue:
7642
Pages:
471-474
Publication date:
2017-02-06
Acceptance date:
2016-12-13
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1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
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English
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Letter
Pubs id:
1099079
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pubs:1099079
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2020-04-08

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