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The Cambrian fossils of Chengjiang, China : the flowering of early animal life

Author: Xianguang Hou; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Chengjiang biota is one of the most remarkable fossil discoveries ever made. The Cambrian Fossils of Chengjiang is the first book in English to provide fossil enthusiasts with an overview of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2003006183
(OCoLC)51886320
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Xianguang Hou; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
ISBN: 9780470999950 0470999950
OCLC Number: 212130850
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley InterScience, 2008. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Feb. 18, 2008). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.
Description: xii, 233 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword. Preface. Part I: Geological And Evolutionary Setting of The Biota. 1. Geological Time And The Evolution Of Early Life On Earth. 2. The Evolutionary Significance Of The Chengjiang Biota. 3. The Discovery And Initial Study Of The Chengjiang Lagerstatte. 4. The Distribution And Geological Setting Of The Chengjiang Lagerstatte. 5. The Taphonomy And Preservation Of The Chengjiang Fossils. 6. The Paleoecology Of The Chengjiang Biota. Part II: Chengjiang Fossils. 7. Algae. 8. Phylum Porifera. 9. Phylum Cnidaria. 10. Phylum Ctenophora. 11. Phylum Nematomorpha. 12. Phylum Priapulida. 13. Phylum Hyolitha. 14. Phylum Lobopodia. 15. Anomalocarididae (Phylum Uncertain). 16. Phylum Arthropoda. 17. Phylum Brachiopoda. 18. Phylum? Vetulicolia. 19. Phylum Chordata. 20. Enigmatic Animals. 21. Species Recorded From The Chengjiang Biota. References. Index
Responsibility: Hou Xian-guang [and others].
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