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A Lower Carboniferous sipunculan from the Granton shrimp bed, Edinburgh

L. A. Muir and Joe P. Botting
A Lower Carboniferous sipunculan from the Granton shrimp bed, Edinburgh
Scottish Journal of Geology (2007) 43, Part 1: 51-56

Abstract

Sipunculans are sedentary marine worms, believed to represent either an early coelomate grade or a later offshoot of the annelids, but are unmineralized and extremely rare in the fossil record. Here we describe an example from the Granton Shrimp Bed, a Lower Carboniferous Konservat-Lagerstatte. This is the third known occurrence of Palaeozoic sipunculans, although they may have been previously overlooked. The recognition of fossil sipunculans is discussed, based partly on cuticle deformation due to the underlying muscle arrangement.


ISSN: 0036-9276
EISSN: 2041-4951
Coden: SJGEAX
Serial Title: Scottish Journal of Geology
Serial Volume: 43, Part 1
Title: A Lower Carboniferous sipunculan from the Granton shrimp bed, Edinburgh
Affiliation: Natural History Museum. Department of Palaeontology, London, United Kingdom
Pages: 51-56
Published: 2007
Text Language: English
Publisher: Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
References: 30
Accession Number: 2008-071038
Categories: Invertebrate paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
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Secondary Affiliation: C Roslyn Close, GBR, United Kingdom
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 200819
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