The early Cambrian Chengjiang Lagerstätte, Yunnan Province, Southwest China, has become one of the most celebrated Cambrian fossil Lagerstätten not only for perhaps the earliest biota of soft-bodied organisms in the Phanerozoic (Yuan and Zhao, 1999; Zhang et al., 2001; but see Budd and Jensen, 2000), but also for a number of significant discoveries (Shu et al., 1996a, 1996b, 1999a, 1999b, 2001), proven to be of particular importance for our understanding the Cambrian explosion. Also in Southwest China, Guizhou Province, there is a very significant, although less acclaimed, Middle...

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