A new reconstruction of Protolyellia (Early Cambrian psammocoral)

@inproceedings{Savazzi2007ANR,
  title={A new reconstruction of Protolyellia (Early Cambrian psammocoral)},
  author={Enrico Savazzi},
  year={2007}
}
A new reconstruction of Protolyellia (psammocoral) from the Mickwitzia sandstone, Early Cambrian of south-central Sweden, is proposed. Observations, conceptual analysis and physical modelling indicate that the distinctive honeycomb or (less frequently) ridge sculpture of the upper side of the sand-button was a wrinkle pattern in a flexible epithelium. Wrinkling was caused by contraction of a subepithelial muscle layer joined to the epithelium by connective tissue. Fine-grained sand particles… CONTINUE READING

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