Ciliated protozoans from the Precambrian Doushantuo Formation, Wengan, South China

@inproceedings{Li2007CiliatedPF,
  title={Ciliated protozoans from the Precambrian Doushantuo Formation, Wengan, South China},
  author={Chia-Wei Li and Jy Chen and Jere H. Lipps and F. Gao and Huimei Chi and H.-J. Wu},
  year={2007}
}
Abstract Ciliates, a major eukaryotic crown-group lineage with thousands of living species, are poorly represented in the fossil record. Ciliate biomarkers are known from the Precambrian, but only one group, the tintinnids, have an extensive fossil record dating back to the Ordovician. Thus, the occurrence of probable ciliate body fossils in Neoproterozoic rocks confirms their earlier appearance, so far inferred only from molecular sequence data and biomarkers. In this paper, we describe those… Expand

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