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Ordovician faunas of Burgess Shale type

Peter Van Roy UGent, Patrick Orr, Joseph Botting, Lucy Muir, Jacob Vinther, Bertrand Lefebvre, Khadija el Hariri and Derek EG Briggs (2010) NATURE. 365(7295). p.215-218
abstract
The renowned soft-bodied faunas of the Cambrian period, which include the Burgess Shale, disappear from the fossil record in the late Middle Cambrian, after which the Palaeozoic fauna(1) dominates. The disappearance of faunas of Burgess Shale type curtails the stratigraphic record of a number of iconic Cambrian taxa. One possible explanation for this loss is a major extinction(2,3), but more probably it reflects the absence of preservation of similar soft-bodied faunas in later periods(4). Here we report the discovery of numerous diverse soft-bodied assemblages in the Lower and Upper Fezouata Formations (Lower Ordovician) of Morocco, which include a range of remarkable stem-group morphologies normally considered characteristic of the Cambrian. It is clear that biotas of Burgess Shale type persisted after the Cambrian and are preserved where suitable facies occur. The Fezouata biota provides a link between the Burgess Shale communities and the early stages of the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event.
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BIOTAS, CANADA, BASIN, DIVERSITY, GERMANY, LAGERSTATTE, PRESERVATION, CAMBRIAN EXPLOSION, DEVONIAN HUNSRUCK SLATE
journal title
NATURE
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365
issue
7295
pages
215 - 218
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000277558500034
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MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES
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36.101 (2010)
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1/56 (2010)
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1 (2010)
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0028-0836
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10.1038/nature09038
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English
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1252174
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  abstract     = {The renowned soft-bodied faunas of the Cambrian period, which include the Burgess Shale, disappear from the fossil record in the late Middle Cambrian, after which the Palaeozoic fauna(1) dominates. The disappearance of faunas of Burgess Shale type curtails the stratigraphic record of a number of iconic Cambrian taxa. One possible explanation for this loss is a major extinction(2,3), but more probably it reflects the absence of preservation of similar soft-bodied faunas in later periods(4). Here we report the discovery of numerous diverse soft-bodied assemblages in the Lower and Upper Fezouata Formations (Lower Ordovician) of Morocco, which include a range of remarkable stem-group morphologies normally considered characteristic of the Cambrian. It is clear that biotas of Burgess Shale type persisted after the Cambrian and are preserved where suitable facies occur. The Fezouata biota provides a link between the Burgess Shale communities and the early stages of the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event.},
  author       = {Van Roy, Peter and Orr, Patrick and Botting, Joseph and Muir, Lucy and Vinther, Jacob and Lefebvre, Bertrand and el Hariri, Khadija and Briggs, Derek EG},
  issn         = {0028-0836},
  journal      = {NATURE},
  keyword      = {BIOTAS,CANADA,BASIN,DIVERSITY,GERMANY,LAGERSTATTE,PRESERVATION,CAMBRIAN EXPLOSION,DEVONIAN HUNSRUCK SLATE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {7295},
  pages        = {215--218},
  title        = {Ordovician faunas of Burgess Shale type},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature09038},
  volume       = {365},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Van Roy, Peter, Patrick Orr, Joseph Botting, Lucy Muir, Jacob Vinther, Bertrand Lefebvre, Khadija el Hariri, and Derek EG Briggs. 2010. “Ordovician Faunas of Burgess Shale Type.” Nature 365 (7295): 215–218.
APA
Van Roy, P., Orr, P., Botting, J., Muir, L., Vinther, J., Lefebvre, B., el Hariri, K., et al. (2010). Ordovician faunas of Burgess Shale type. NATURE, 365(7295), 215–218.
Vancouver
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Van Roy P, Orr P, Botting J, Muir L, Vinther J, Lefebvre B, et al. Ordovician faunas of Burgess Shale type. NATURE. 2010;365(7295):215–8.
MLA
Van Roy, Peter, Patrick Orr, Joseph Botting, et al. “Ordovician Faunas of Burgess Shale Type.” NATURE 365.7295 (2010): 215–218. Print.