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The rise and fall of the Ediacaran biota

Author: Patricia Vickers-Rich; Patricia Komarower
Publisher: London : Geological Society, 2007.
Series: Geological Society special publication, no. 286.
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The diversification of metazoans culminated in the appearance of hard tissue skeletons and deep 'farming' of the marine substrate in late Proterozoic and first few millions of years of the Phanerozoic. The papers in this book deal specifically with the precise timing of physical events and teasing out of the effects which these changing environments, climates, global chemistry and palaeogeography had on the  Read more...
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Rise and fall of the Ediacaran biota.
London : Geological Society, 2007
(DLC) 2008273095
(OCoLC)156823511
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Vickers-Rich; Patricia Komarower
OCLC Number: 191881597
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 456 pages, [2] plates) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) (some folded).
Contents: General geology --
Correlation and naming --
Micropalaeontology --
Ediacarans --
Body plans --
Functional morphology --
Precambrian-Cambrian transition --
Short papers --
Index.
Series Title: Geological Society special publication, no. 286.
Responsibility: edited by Patricia Vickers-Rich and Patricia Komarower.

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The diversification of metazoans culminated in the appearance of hard tissue skeletons and deep 'farming' of the marine substrate in late Proterozoic and first few millions of years of the Phanerozoic. The papers in this book deal specifically with the precise timing of physical events and teasing out of the effects which these changing environments, climates, global chemistry and palaeogeography had on the development and diversification of animals, resulting in the spectacular Ediacaran/Vendian faunas of the late Precambrian.

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