Post-Cambrian closure of the deep-water slope-basin taphonomic window

@article{Orr2003PostCambrianCO,
  title={Post-Cambrian closure of the deep-water slope-basin taphonomic window},
  author={Patrick J. Orr and M. Benton and D. Briggs},
  journal={Geology},
  year={2003},
  volume={31},
  pages={769-772}
}
  • Patrick J. Orr, M. Benton, D. Briggs
  • Published 2003
  • Geology
  • Geology
  • Exceptional faunas (Konservat-Lagerstatten that preserve traces of volatile nonmineralized tissues) are statistically overabundant in the Cambrian Period; almost all examples preserved in continental-slope and shelf-basin environments are of this age. The hypothesis that an increase in the amount and complexity of bioturbation was an important agent in the elimination of this deep-water slope-basin taphonomic window is supported. Post-Cambrian ichnofaunal assemblages contain a higher proportion… CONTINUE READING
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