The first aglaspidid sensu stricto from the Cambrian of China (Sandu Formation, Guangxi)

Lerosey-Aubril, Rudy and Ortega-Hernández, Javier and Zhu, Xuejian (2013) The first aglaspidid sensu stricto from the Cambrian of China (Sandu Formation, Guangxi). Geological Magazine, 150 (03). pp. 565-571. DOI

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Aglaspidids represent an obscure group of lower Palaeozoic arthropods with a patchy biogeographic distribution. Before the recent description of a representative from Tasmania, these arthropods were exclusively known from Laurentia during the late Cambrian. Here we describe a new species, Aglaspella sanduensis sp. nov., from the Furongian of China, confirming that aglaspidids sensu stricto were already widely distributed worldwide by the late Cambrian; this demonstrates that some aglaspidids had great dispersal capabilities. A new diagnosis of the genus Aglaspella is proposed and the species formerly known as Aglaspella eatoni is assigned to a new taxon, Hesselbonia gen. nov.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2013AREP; IA65;
Subjects: 04 - Palaeobiology
Divisions: 04 - Palaeobiology
Journal or Publication Title: Geological Magazine
Volume: 150
Page Range: pp. 565-571
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Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 25 May 2013 14:04
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 10:06

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