Formation of the ‘Great Unconformity’ as a trigger for the Cambrian explosion

@article{Peters2012FormationOT,
  title={Formation of the ‘Great Unconformity’ as a trigger for the Cambrian explosion},
  author={Shanan E. Peters and Robert R. Gaines},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2012},
  volume={484},
  pages={363-366}
}
  • S. PetersR. Gaines
  • Published 19 April 2012
  • Geology, Environmental Science, Geography
  • Nature
The transition between the Proterozoic and Phanerozoic eons, beginning 542 million years (Myr) ago, is distinguished by the diversification of multicellular animals and by their acquisition of mineralized skeletons during the Cambrian period. Considerable progress has been made in documenting and more precisely correlating biotic patterns in the Neoproterozoic–Cambrian fossil record with geochemical and physical environmental perturbations, but the mechanisms responsible for those perturbations… 

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