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Article: The oldest notostracan (Upper Devonian Strud locality, Belgium)

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 58
Part: 3
Publication Date: May 2015
Page(s): 497 509
Author(s): Linda Lagebro, Pierre Gueriau, Thomas A. Hegna, Nicolas Rabet, Aodhán D. Butler and Graham E. Budd
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LAGEBRO, L., GUERIAU, P., HEGNA, T.A., RABET, N., BUTLER, A.D., BUDD, G.E. 2015. The oldest notostracan (Upper Devonian Strud locality, Belgium). Palaeontology, 58, 3, 497-509.

Author Information

  • Linda Lagebro - Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (email:
  • Pierre Gueriau - CR2P, UMR 7207 CNRS, MNHN, UPMC, Paris, France (email:
  • Pierre Gueriau - IPANEMA, USR 3461 CNRS, MCC, Site du Synchrotron SOLEIL, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • Thomas A. Hegna - Department of Geology, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, USA (email:
  • Nicolas Rabet - MNHN/UPMC/CNRS/IRD – UMR 7208 BOREA, Paris, France (email:
  • Aodhán D. Butler - Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (email:
  • Graham E. Budd - Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (email:

Publication History

  • Issue published online: 21 APR 2015
  • Article first published online: 25 FEB 2015
  • Manuscript Accepted: 13 JAN 2015
  • Manuscript Received: 10 OCT 2014

Funded By

French National Agency for Research TERRES. Grant Number: ANR-2010-BLAN-607-03
Yale Peabody Museum
Crustacean Society
Geological Society of America
Swedish Research Council

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A new notostracan crustacean, Strudops goldenbergi gen. et sp. nov., is described from the well-preserved terrestrial arthropod fauna of the Upper Devonian of Strud, Belgium. The fossil notostracan bears a close resemblance to modern notostracans in possessing a large, simple head shield covering almost half of the whole body, a set of phyllopodous thoracic appendages and a legless posterior abdomen with a telson bearing a caudal furca. The differentiation and relative size of mouthparts and limbs suggest that these specimens are all adults. The notostracans described herein are the earliest clear members of the total group Notostraca.

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