Silicified Horodyskia and Palaeopascichnus from upper Ediacaran cherts in South China: tentative phylogenetic interpretation and implications for evolutionary stasis

@article{Dong2008SilicifiedHA,
  title={Silicified Horodyskia and Palaeopascichnus from upper Ediacaran cherts in South China: tentative phylogenetic interpretation and implications for evolutionary stasis},
  author={L. Dong and S. Xiao and B. Shen and C. Zhou},
  journal={Journal of the Geological Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={165},
  pages={367 - 378}
}
  • L. Dong, S. Xiao, +1 author C. Zhou
  • Published 2008
  • Geology
  • Journal of the Geological Society
  • Horodyskia is one of the earliest known macroscopic life forms, with a fossil record dating from c. 1.4 Ga. Palaeopascichnus represents a key Ediacaran element with world-wide distribution. However, their body constructions and affinities are poorly understood, partly because previously described species are mostly preserved as casts and moulds in siliciclastic rocks. Silicified specimens from the upper Ediacaran Liuchapo Formation in eastern Guizhou, South China, are described as Horodyskia… CONTINUE READING
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