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A new arthropod from the lower Cambrian Sirius Passet Fossil-Lagerstätte of North Greenland
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Palaeobiology.
Uppsala University, Museums etc., Museum of Evolution.
2009 (English)In: Bulletin of Geosciences, ISSN 1214-1119, Vol. 84, no 4, 625-630 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aaveqaspis inesoni gen. et sp. nov., is described from the lower Cambrian Sirius Passet Fossil-Lagerstatte of Peary Land, North Greenland. It has a semicircular head shield and a thorax with 5 tergites. The tail shield carries 2 pairs of spines, the most anterior of which is enormous and dominates the trunk. A. inesoni lacks any preserved trace of eyes, as is also the case with several other Sirius Passet arthropods, suggesting that the fossils accumulated in deeper water than the contemporaneous Chengjiang Fossil-Lagerstatte of China or the middle Cambrian Burgess Shale assemblages of British Columbia.

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2009. Vol. 84, no 4, 625-630 p.
Keyword [en]
Cambrian, arthropod, Sirius Passet, Lagerstatte, Greenland
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Natural Sciences
Research subject
Historical Geology and Paleontology
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-112306DOI: 10.3140/bull.geosci.1158ISI: 000273234300003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-112306DiVA: diva2:285816
Available from: 2010-01-13 Created: 2010-01-13 Last updated: 2010-12-16Bibliographically approved

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