Lower Cambrian Vendobionts from China and Early Diploblast Evolution

@article{Shu2006LowerCV,
  title={Lower Cambrian Vendobionts from China and Early Diploblast Evolution},
  author={De-gan Shu and Simon Conway Morris and J. D. Han and Yuanzhe Li and X-L. Zhang and Hong Hua and Z.-F. Zhang and J.-N. Liu and J.-F. Guo and Y Yao and Kinya Yasui},
  journal={Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={312},
  pages={731 - 734}
}
Ediacaran assemblages immediately predate the Cambrian explosion of metazoans and should have played a crucial role in this radiation. Their wider relationships, however, have remained refractory and difficult to integrate with early metazoan phylogeny. Here, we describe a frondlike fossil, Stromatoveris (S. psygmoglena sp. nov.), from the Lower Cambrian Chengjiang Lagerstätte (Yunnan, China) that is strikingly similar to Ediacaran vendobionts. The exquisite preservation reveals closely spaced… Expand

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