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Title: Metamorphosis in a Silurian barnacle.
Authors: Briggs, DE
Sutton, MD
Siveter, DJ
Siveter, DJ
First Published: 22-Nov-2005
Citation: PROC BIOL SCI, 2005, 272 (1579), pp. 2365-2369
Abstract: Exceptionally preserved fossils from the Wenlock Series (Silurian) of Herefordshire, UK, provide unique evidence of metamorphosis from free-swimming cyprid larva to attached juvenile in a Palaeozoic barnacle. The larva had large brush-like anterior limbs. The juvenile shows the head transformed into a stalk and the development of the primordial condition of five mineralized plates within the carapace. The discovery of a cyprid larva indicates that crown group cirripedes had evolved by the Silurian.
DOI Link: 10.1098/rspb.2005.3224
ISSN: 0962-8452
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Geology

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