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Virtual Fossils from 425 Million-year-old Volcanic Ash

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The first major diversification of animal life took place during what paleontologists and evolutionary biologists refer to as the Cambrian Explosion. Deeper burrowers appeared in abundance during the succeeding period, the Ordovician, at which point buried carcasses became more vulnerable to scavenging. The Herefordshire fossils were deposited 425 million years ago within a marine basin that extended across what is now central England into Wales. The volcanic ash that engulfed the animals was...

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10.1511/2008.75.474

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
AMERICAN SCIENTIST
Volume:
96
Issue:
6
Pages:
474-481
Publication date:
2008-01-01
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EISSN:
1545-2786
ISSN:
0003-0996
Source identifiers:
82895
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:82895
UUID:
uuid:c5e06fc5-e644-4a37-a5c8-8455ae9663a8
Local pid:
pubs:82895
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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