Paleonet: Known First as Fossils

Dieter Uhl paleouhl at web.de
Wed Mar 7 08:15:55 GMT 2007


Another one:

Syncarid crustaceans:
Fossils of this group were first described in 1847 from the Permocarboniferous of SW-Germany, the first extant syncarids were described in 1893 from Tasmania (although it took another 3 years before it was recognized that both are related). 

See:
Calman, W.T. (1896): On the genus Anaspides and its affinities with certain fossil Crustacea. – Trans. Royal Soc. Edinburgh, 38: 787-802; Edinburgh.
Jordan, H. (1847): Entdeckung fossiler Crustaceen im Saarbrücken’schen Steinkohlengebirge. – Verh. naturhist. Ver. preuß. Rheinl. u. Westf., 4: 89-92; Bonn.
Schram, F.R. (1984): Fossil Syncarida. – Trans. San Diego Soc. natur. Hist., 20 (13): 189-246; San Diego.
Thompson, G.M. (1893): Notes on Tasmanian Crustacea, with descriptions of new species. – Pap. Proc. Royal Soc. Tasmania, 1892: 45-76; Hobart Town.

Cheers

Dieter

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Dear all,
> Latimeria and Metasequoia are prime examples of taxa known
> as fossils before being found extant. What other examples are out there
> in the literature?
> Thanks,
> Carl
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