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Testing for palaeogeographical patterns in the distribution of Cambrian trace fossils

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Sören Jensen
Sören Jensen
Área de Paleontología, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Extremadura, E-06006, Badajoz, Spain
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Luis A. Buatois
Luis A. Buatois
Department of Geological Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, 114 Science Place, SK S7N 5E2 Saskatoon, Canada
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M. Gabriela Mángano
M. Gabriela Mángano
Department of Geological Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, 114 Science Place, SK S7N 5E2 Saskatoon, Canada
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Published:
January 01, 2013

Abstract

We examined the palaeogeographical distribution of selected Cambrian trace fossils. Astropolichnus hispanicus, Climactichnites, Syringomorpha nilssoni and early examples of Paleodictyon all have a restricted palaeogeographical distribution, probably representing that of their producers. A cosmopolitan distribution is seen in Didymaulichnus miettensis and in early examples of Rusophycus and Dactyloidites. Oldhamia shows a wide distribution in Lower Cambrian deep-sea sediments although that of Oldhamia geniculata is restricted.

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Geological Society, London, Memoirs

Early Palaeozoic Biogeography and Palaeogeography

D. A. T. Harper
D. A. T. Harper
Durham University, UK
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T. Servais
T. Servais
CNRS–Université de Lille 1, France
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Geological Society of London
Volume
38
ISBN electronic:
9781862396425
Publication date:
January 01, 2013

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