Cédric AriaPost-doctoral researcher, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology
- Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology
About Cédric Aria
I am interested in macroevolutionary dynamics, and especially in deterministic factors such as morpho-functional trends and constraints that shape body plan evolution. I am looking at these issues through arthropods, mainly early forms from the Cambrian Burgess Shale and Chengjiang Lagerstätten, reconstructing their morpho-anatomy and relationships, and synthesizing this information into disparity analyses and comparative phylogenetics.
By documenting the origin of the Mandibulata megaclade, a new Cambrian arthropod from Burgess Shale's newest locality eats away an emerging paradigm about early arthropod evolution
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