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|Title:||Metamorphosis in a Silurian barnacle.|
|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.|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles, Dept. of Geology|
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