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Exploring an Ediacaran 'nursery': Growth, ecology and evolution in a rangeomorph palaeocommunity

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The recent discovery of a fossilized assemblage of juvenile Ediacaran rangeomorph macro-organisms, fern-like impressions from the Drook Formation of Newfoundland, suggests that the morphological diversity present within the earliest known communities of the Ediacaran biota was relatively high. The fledgling population of these Proterozoic organisms was smothered by volcanic material from a nearby eruption, preserving the standing community on the seafloor. As many as six different genera are ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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Author
Journal:
Geology Today More from this journal
Volume:
29
Issue:
1
Pages:
23-26
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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EISSN:
1365-2451
ISSN:
0266-6979
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:384764
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uuid:8cdc65e7-8c83-489c-9eea-cd4c3039ce05
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pubs:384764
Source identifiers:
384764
Deposit date:
2013-11-17

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