Brachiopods: Origin and early history

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Brachiopods : Origin and early history. / Harper, David A.T.; .Popov, Leonid E.; Holmer, Lars E.

In: Palaeontology, Vol. 60, No. 5, 09.2017, p. 609-631.

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Harper, DAT, .Popov, LE & Holmer, LE 2017, 'Brachiopods: Origin and early history', Palaeontology, vol. 60, no. 5, pp. 609-631. https://doi.org/10.1111/pala.12307

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Harper, David A.T. ; .Popov, Leonid E. ; Holmer, Lars E. / Brachiopods : Origin and early history. In: Palaeontology. 2017 ; Vol. 60, No. 5. pp. 609-631.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Brachiopods

T2 - Palaeontology

AU - Harper, David A.T.

AU - .Popov, Leonid E.

AU - Holmer, Lars E.

PY - 2017/9

Y1 - 2017/9

N2 - Despite many major advances in recent years, three key challenges remain in bringing clarity to the early history of the phylum: (1) identifying the origin, morphology and life modes of the first brachiopods; (2) understanding the relationships of the major groups to each other and higher sister taxa; and (3) unravelling the roles of the Cambrian and Ordovician radiations that set the agenda for much of subsequent brachiopod evolution. Since some 95% of all brachiopod taxa are extinct, the fossil record is the primary source of data to frame and test models for the evolution of the phylum. The acquisition of new, and the redescription of existing faunas, in precise spatial and temporal frameworks, using new and well-established analytical and investigative techniques, are as important as ever.

AB - Despite many major advances in recent years, three key challenges remain in bringing clarity to the early history of the phylum: (1) identifying the origin, morphology and life modes of the first brachiopods; (2) understanding the relationships of the major groups to each other and higher sister taxa; and (3) unravelling the roles of the Cambrian and Ordovician radiations that set the agenda for much of subsequent brachiopod evolution. Since some 95% of all brachiopod taxa are extinct, the fossil record is the primary source of data to frame and test models for the evolution of the phylum. The acquisition of new, and the redescription of existing faunas, in precise spatial and temporal frameworks, using new and well-established analytical and investigative techniques, are as important as ever.

KW - Brachiopod

KW - Cambrian

KW - Diversity

KW - Ordovician

KW - Phylogeny

U2 - 10.1111/pala.12307

DO - 10.1111/pala.12307

M3 - Article

VL - 60

SP - 609

EP - 631

JO - Palaeontology

JF - Palaeontology

SN - 1475-4983

IS - 5

ER -