EARLY SKELETAL FOSSILS

@inproceedings{Bengtson2004EARLYSF,
  title={EARLY SKELETAL FOSSILS},
  author={Stefan Bengtson},
  year={2004}
}
  • Stefan Bengtson
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • The Precambrian-Cambrian transition saw the burgeoning of diverse skeletal organisms ("small shelly fossils"), represented in the fossil record by spicules, tubes, tests, conchs, shells, and a variety of sclerites and ossicles. Whereas calcareous biomineralization as such may have been facilitated by changes in ocean chemistry at this time, the utilization of biominerals in mineralized skeletons is a different process. The massive appearance of skeletons is most likely an epiphenomenon of the… CONTINUE READING

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