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Evidence of priapulid scavenging from the Early Cambrian Chengjiang deposits, southern China

Han Jian, Zhang Zhifei, Liu Jianni and Shu Degan
Evidence of priapulid scavenging from the Early Cambrian Chengjiang deposits, southern China
Palaios (December 2007) 22 (6): 691-694

Abstract

A Laojieella specimen of the Lower Cambrian Chengjiang Lagerstatte in Yunnan Province, southern China, contains a tubular organism inside its digestive tract. The gut content appears to resemble Archotuba conoidalis, a sessile animal generally regarded as being closely related to cnidarians. This example demonstrates that Laojieella might be a scavenger. Reasons for the extreme paucity of recognizable remains in gut contents are discussed. Such fossils offer new insights into the reconstruction of the complex food web of the benthic community of the Chengjiang fauna.


ISSN: 0883-1351
Serial Title: Palaios
Serial Volume: 22
Serial Issue: 6
Title: Evidence of priapulid scavenging from the Early Cambrian Chengjiang deposits, southern China
Affiliation: Northwest University, Department of Geology, Xi'an, China
Pages: 691-694
Published: 200712
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society for Sedimentary Geology, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 53
Accession Number: 2008-002127
Categories: Invertebrate paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
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Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data supplied by SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology), Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 200802
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