Palaeozoic evolution of animal mouthparts

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Klug C, Frey L, Pohle A, de Baets K, Korn D
Zeitschrift: Bulletin of Geosciences
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2017
Band: 92
Heftnummer: 4
Seitenbereich: 511-524
ISSN: 1214-1119
eISSN: 1802-8225


During the Palaeozoic, a diversification in modes of life occurred that included a wide range of predators. Major macroecological events include the Cambrian Explosion (including the Agronomic Substrate Revolution and the here introduced ’Ediacaran-Cambrian Mouthpart Armament’), the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event, the Palaeozoic Plankton Revolution, the Siluro-Devonian Jaw Armament (newly introduced herein) and the Devonian Nekton Revolution. Here, we discuss the evolutionary advancement in oral equipment, i.e. the Palaeozoic evolution of mouthparts and jaws in a macroecological context. It appears that particularly the latest Neoproterozoic to Cambrian and the Silurian to Devonian were phases when important innovations in the evolution of oral structures occurred.

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de Baets, Kenneth PD Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Paläoumwelt

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Universität Zürich (UZH)


Klug, C., Frey, L., Pohle, A., de Baets, K., & Korn, D. (2017). Palaeozoic evolution of animal mouthparts. Bulletin of Geosciences, 92(4), 511-524.

Klug, Christian, et al. "Palaeozoic evolution of animal mouthparts." Bulletin of Geosciences 92.4 (2017): 511-524.


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