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http://palaeo-electronica.org/content/fc-1 Benton et al. 2015
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Yicaris dianensis was recovered from the Yu’anshan Formation at Xiaotan section, Yongshan, Yunnan Province, attributed to the Eoredlichia–Wutingaspis Biozone (Zhang et al., 2007). Chinese Cambrian stratigraphy has been revised substantially and the Eoredlichia – Wutingaspis Biozone is no longer recognized (Peng, 2003; Peng, 2009). However, Eoredlichia is known to co-occur with Hupeidiscus which is diagnostic of the Hupeidiscus-Sinodiscus Biozone which is formally recognised as the second biozone of the Nangaoan Stage of the Qiandongian Series of the Cambrian of China (Peng and Babcock, 2008). The Nangaoan is the proposed third stage of the Cambrian System for the International Geologic Timescale (Peng et al., 2012). Thus, a minimum constraint can be established on the age of the top of the Nangaoan, which has been dated to 514 Ma (Peng and Babcock, 2008; Peng et al., 2012).
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A soft maximum constraint is based on the maximum age interpretation of the Lantian Biota (Yuan et al., 2011). This, together with the Doushantuo Biota (Yuan et al., 2002), provides a series of Lagerstätten preserving the biota in Orsten- and Burgess Shale-like modes of fossilization. None of these Lagerstätten, least of all the Lantian, preserves anything that could possibly be interpreted as even a total group eumetazoan and on this basis we define out soft maximum constraint at 635.5 Ma ± 0.6 Myr (Condon et al., 2005) and, thus, 636.1 Ma.
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Yicaris dianensis is an unequivocal member of crown-Crustacea based on the possession of a number of limb-based characters demonstrating not merely eucrustacean, but entomostracan and malacostracan affinity (Zhang et al., 2007).
Zhang, X.G., Siveter, D.J., Waloszek, D., and Maas, A. 2007. An epipodite-bearing crown-group crustacean from the Lower Cambrian. Nature, 449:595-598.
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