At the Origin of Animals: The Revolutionary Cambrian Fossil Record

Abstract

The certain fossil record of animals begins around 540 million years ago, close to the base of the Cambrian Period. A series of extraordinary discoveries starting over 100 years ago with Walcott's discovery of the Burgess Shale has accelerated in the last thirty years or so with the description of exceptionally-preserved Cambrian fossils from around the… (More)
DOI: 10.2174/13892029113149990011

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