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The Sirius Passet Lagerstätte of North Greenland: a remote window on the Cambrian Explosion

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The lower Cambrian Lagerstätte of Sirius Passet, Nansen Land, North Greenland, is one of the oldest of the Phanerozoic, exceptionally preserved biotas. The Lagerstätte evidences the escalation of numbers of new body plans and life modes that formed the basis for a modern, functionally tiered ecosystem. The fauna is dominated by predators – infaunal, benthic and pelagic – and the presence of abundant nekton, including large sweep-net feeders, suggests an ecosystem rich in nutrients. Recent dis...

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10.1144/jgs2019-043

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Geological Society of London Publisher's website
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Journal of the Geological Society Journal website
Volume:
176
Issue:
6
Pages:
1023-1037
Publication date:
2019-06-27
Acceptance date:
2019-06-20
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2041-479X
ISSN:
0016-7649
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1033232
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English
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2019-07-18

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