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Title: A eucrustacean metanauplius from the Lower Cambrian.
Authors: Zhang, XG
Maas, A
Haug, JT
Siveter, DJ
Waloszek, D
First Published: 22-Jun-2010
Citation: CURR BIOL, 2010, 20 (12), pp. 1075-1079
Abstract: A new eucrustacean arthropod, Wujicaris muelleri gen. et sp. nov, is represented by a Lower Cambrian early metanauplius of strikingly modern morphology despite being the oldest known fossil of such an early immature crustacean larva. The morphology of the metanauplius closely mirrors that of corresponding developmental stages of living barnacles and copepods, and it is likely that its appendages had a similar function for feeding and locomotion. The metanauplius larva demonstrates remarkable stasis in morphology, life history, and lifestyle of (small) eucrustaceans over 525 million years, probably as a result of adaptation to a long-lasting physical niche and regime involving low Reynolds numbers and laminar current flow.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.cub.2010.04.026
eISSN: 1879-0445
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Geology

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