THE EDIACARA BIOTA: Neoproterozoic Origin of Animals and Their Ecosystems

@article{Narbonne2005THEEB,
  title={THE EDIACARA BIOTA: Neoproterozoic Origin of Animals and Their Ecosystems},
  author={Guy M. Narbonne},
  journal={Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={33},
  pages={421-442}
}
  • G. Narbonne
  • Published 31 May 2005
  • Geography, Environmental Science
  • Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences
▪ Abstract The Ediacara biota (575–542 Ma) marks the first appearance of large, architecturally complex organisms in Earth history. Present evidence suggests that the Ediacara biota included a mixture of stem- and crown-group radial animals, stem-group bilaterian animals, “failed experiments” in animal evolution, and perhaps representatives of other eukaryotic kingdoms. These soft-bodied organisms were preserved under (or rarely within) event beds of sand or volcanic ash, and four distinct… 

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