The Precambrian emergence of animal life: a geobiological perspective

@article{Gaidos2007ThePE,
  title={The Precambrian emergence of animal life: a geobiological perspective},
  author={E. Gaidos and Timothy Q. DuBuc and M. Dunford and P. Mcandrew and J. Padilla-Gami{\~n}o and B. Studer and K. Weersing and S. Stanley},
  journal={Geobiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={5},
  pages={351-373}
}
  • E. Gaidos, Timothy Q. DuBuc, +5 authors S. Stanley
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • Geobiology
  • The earliest record of animals (Metazoa) consists of trace and body fossils restricted to the last 35 Myr of the Precambrian. It has been proposed that animals arose much earlier and underwent significant evolution as a cryptic fauna; however, the need for any unrecorded prelude of significant duration has been disputed. In this context, we consider recent published research on the nature and chronology of the earliest fossil record of metazoans and on the molecular-based analysis that yielded… CONTINUE READING
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