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Title: Collective behavior in an early Cambrian arthropod.
Authors: Hou, XG
Siveter, DJ
Aldridge, RJ
Siveter, DJ
First Published: 10-Oct-2008
Citation: SCIENCE, 2008, 322 (5899), pp. 224-224
Abstract: Examples that indicate collective behavior in the fossil record are rare. A group association of specimens that belong to a previously unknown arthropod from the Chengjiang Lagerst├Ątte, China, provides evidence that such behavior was present in the early Cambrian (about 525 million years ago), coincident with the earliest extensive diversification of the Metazoa, the so-called Cambrian explosion event. The chainlike form of these specimens is unique for any arthropod, fossil or living, and most likely represents behavior associated with migration.
DOI Link: 10.1126/science.1162794
eISSN: 1095-9203
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Geology

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