The Qingjiang biota—A Burgess Shale–type fossil Lagerstätte from the early Cambrian of South China

  title={The Qingjiang biota—A Burgess Shale–type fossil Lagerst{\"a}tte from the early Cambrian of South China},
  author={Dongjing Fu and Guanghui Tong and Tao Dai and Wei Liu and Yuning Yang and Yuan Fang Zhang and Linhao Cui and Luoyang Li and Hao Yun and Yu Wu and Ao Sun and Cong Liu and Wenrui Pei and Robert R. Gaines and Xingliang Zhang},
  pages={1338 - 1342}
A treasure trove of Cambrian secrets Animal life exploded in diversity and form during the Cambrian period about 500 million years ago. Fu et al. describe an early Cambrian fossil site in China that contains a variety of specimens, more than half of which are previously undescribed (see the Perspective by Daley). The site rivals previously described Cambrian sites, such as the Burgess Shale, and should help to elucidate biological innovation and diversification during this period. Science, this… 

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A treasure trove of Cambrian fossils

  • A. Daley
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • 2019
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