This special issue grew out of the ‘International Meeting on the Ediacaran System and the Ediacaran–Cambrian transition’, held in Guadalupe, Extremadura, Spain, 17–24 October 2019, organized under the auspices of the International Subcommissions on Ediacaran and Cambrian Stratigraphy. It includes a selection of contributions presented at the meeting and invited papers, including reviews and case studies, with the aim of covering a broad range of topics within the scope of the meeting.

Snowball-style glaciations characterized the Cryogenian Period, but regional glaciations are also recorded in Ediacaran successions, the best known being the c. 580 Ma Gaskiers glaciation. Linnemannet al....

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