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The 'Orsten'-More than a Cambrian Konservat-Lagerstätte yielding exceptional preservation

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In several areas of southern Sweden, limestone nodules, locally called Orsten occur within bituminous alum shales. These shales and nodules were deposited under dysoxic conditions at the bottom of what was most likely a shallow sea during the late Middle to Upper Cambrian (ca. 500 million years ago). Subsequently, the name 'Orsten' has been referred to particular, mainly arthropod, fossils from such nodules, and, in a wider sense, to the specific type of preservation of minute fossil through ...

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Donoghue, PCJ More by this author
Müller, KJ More by this author
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Journal:
Palaeoworld
Volume:
15
Issue:
3-4 SPEC. ISS.
Pages:
266-282
Publication date:
2006-08-05
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ISSN:
1871-174X
URN:
uuid:113a66cf-7adc-40ae-a99e-accf3489a39a
Source identifiers:
83411
Local pid:
pubs:83411

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