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Doushantuo-type microfossils from latest Ediacaran phosphorites of northern Mongolia

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Phosphorites of the latest Ediacaran upper Khesen Formation in the Khuvsgul Group of northern Mongolia preserve a newly discovered, three-dimensionally phosphatized Doushantuo-type microfossil assemblage. Eight genera include the second occurrence of the putative multicellular fossil animal embryo Megasphaera outside South China, the Doushantuo-Pertatataka–type acanthomorphic acritarchs Appendisphaera, Cavaspina, and Variomargosphaeridium, and the possible alga Archaeophycus yunnanensis. The ...

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10.1130/G39576.1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
Oxford college:
All Souls College
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Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Geological Society of America
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Geological Society of America
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Volume:
45
Issue:
12
Pages:
1079-1082
Publication date:
2017-10-19
Acceptance date:
2017-09-10
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1943-2682
ISSN:
0091-7613
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pubs:823500
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uuid:f893a118-ee4c-4914-8883-0662795d2a9b
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823500
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2018-02-13

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