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Thursday, 12 March 2015

Giant ( Two-Meter ) Ordovician Anomalocaridid Found In Morocco

Giant ( Two-Meter ) Ordovician Anomalocaridid Found In Morocco

Giant Ocean Arthropod Rivals Largest in History
By Ross Pomeroy, Real Clear Science, March 2015
http://www.realclearscience.com/journal_club/2015/03/11/giant_ocean_arthropod_rivals_largest_in_history_109127.html

Fossilised remains of human-sized 'lobster'
discovered in Morocco (The newly discovered
prehistoric species, named Aegirocassis benmoulae,
was an early ancestor of the modern spider and
the oldest giant filter-feeder on record.
The Guardian, March 11, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/mar/11/fossilised-remains-of-human-sized-lobster-discovered-in-morocco

Frankensquid creature roamed seas 480m years
ago, PhysOrg, March 11, 2015,
http://phys.org/news/2015-03-frankensquid-creature-roamed-seas-480m.html

Aegirocassis benmoulae, Yale Peabody Museum
of Natural History, YouTibe, March 11, 2015
(A presentation by Dr. Peter Van Roy describing a
new fossil anomalocaridid from the Early Ordovician
Fezouata Formation of Morocco. Dr. Van Roy is
one of the authors of a new study that has shed
light on the early evolution and development of
arthropod limbs.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KoqAA-RRnc

The paper is:

Van Roy, P., A. C. Daley, and D. E. G. Briggs.
Anomalocaridid trunk limb homology revealed
by a giant filter-feeder with paired flaps.
Nature. 2015. doi:10.1038/nature14256
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature14256.html

Yours,

Paul H.

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