Cédric Aria

Ph.D., Not affiliated
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  • France

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.


Palaeoecology Evolutionary ecology Evolutionary developmental biology Taxonomy Phylogenetics Coevolution Palaeontology Social evolution Evolutionary theory

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Reconstructing the origin of animals' greatest success story

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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