Contributions to Zoology, 86 (3) – 2017Christina Nagler; Jens T. Høeg; Carolin Haug; Joachim T. Haug: A possible 150 million years old cirripede crustacean nauplius and the phenomenon of giant larvae

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CN, CH and JTHa are kindly supported by J. Matthias Starck, Munich. Long-standing support is provided by Michael Fecke, who found the specimen. Special thanks to Ryusuke Kado, Fred Schram and an unknown reviewer for comments on a former version of this manuscript. We thank all people involved in providing open source, open access or low cost software, such as OpenOffice, Blender, CombineZM, CombineZP, Image Analyzer, ImageJ, Microsoft Image Composite Editor. CN is gratefully funded by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes with a PhD fellowship. JTHø is funded by the Carlsberg Foundation. CH was supported via the Bavarian Equal Opportunities Sponsorship of the LMU. The German Research Foundation (DFG) under Ha 6300/3-1 kindly funded JTHa. The research trip of CN to Copenhagen and those of CH and JTHa to Paris were funded by grants from the European Commission’s (FP 6, FP7) Integrated Infrastructure Initiative program SYNTHESYS (FR-TAF-5175, FR-TAF-5181, DK-TAF-5423).

Received: 28 November 2016

Revised and accepted: 15 May 2017

Published online: 23 October 2017

Editor: R. Vonk