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dc.contributor.authorSiveter, David J.-
dc.contributor.authorBriggs, Derek E. G.-
dc.contributor.authorSiveter, Derek J.-
dc.contributor.authorSutton, Mark D.-
dc.identifier.citationBiology Letters, 2018, 14: 20180464.en
dc.descriptionThe model (VAXML/STL format) of OUMNH C.36063 is at Dryad Digital Repository: [23].en
dc.description.abstractOstracod crustaceans are diverse and ubiquitous in aqueous environments today but relatively few known species have gills. Ostracods are the most abundant fossil arthropods but examples of soft-part preservation, especially of gills, are exceptionally rare. A new ostracod, Spiricopia aurita (Myodocopa), from the marine Silurian Herefordshire Lagerstätte (430 Mya), UK, preserves appendages, lateral eyes and gills. The respiratory system includes five pairs of gill lamellae with hypobranchial and epibranchial canals that conveyed haemolymph. A heart and associated vessels had likely evolved in ostracods by the Mid-Silurian.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was supported by the Natural Environment Research Council (NE/F018037/1), Leverhulme Trust (EM-2014-068), Oxford University Museum of Natural History and Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.en
dc.publisherRoyal Society, Theen
dc.rightsCopyright © the authors, 2018. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.en
dc.subjectHerefordshire Lagerstätteen
dc.subjectrespiratory systemen
dc.titleA well-preserved respiratory system in a Silurian ostracoden
dc.typeJournal Articleen
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pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING/School of Geography, Geology and the Environmenten
pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING/School of Geography, Geology and the Environment/Dept of Geology Pre Nov 17en
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