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Precambrian Biota: Protistan Origin of Trace Fossils?

Pawlowski, Jan; Gooday, Andrew J.. 2009 Precambrian Biota: Protistan Origin of Trace Fossils? Current Biology, 19 (1). R28-R30. 10.1016/j.cub.2008.11.003

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Abstract/Summary

Some Precambrian trace fossils have been presented as evidence for the early origin of bilaterians; the recent finding that large amoeboid protists leave macroscopic traces at the bottom of the deep ocean questions the metazoan nature of early trace fossils, stressing the importance of single-cell organisms in Precambrian biota.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1016/j.cub.2008.11.003
ISSN: 0960-9822
Date made live: 13 Jan 2010 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/171984

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