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Morphology and function in the Cambrian Burgess Shale megacheiran arthropod Leanchoilia superlata and the application of a descriptive matrix

Joachim T Haug1*, Derek EG Briggs23 and Carolin Haug1

Author Affiliations

1 Zoological Institute and Museum, Department of Cytology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Greifswald, Soldmannstr. 23, 17487, Greifswald, Germany

2 Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, PO Box 208109, New Haven, CT, 06511, USA

3 Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 06520, USA

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012, 12:162  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-162

Published: 30 August 2012

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Additional file 1:

Descriptive matrix of Leanchoilia superlata Walcott, 1912 used for this re-description. (XLS 38 kb)

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