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Origin and Early Evolution of the Metazoa


Series: Topics in Geobiology Volume: 10

By: Jere H Lipps (Editor), Philip W Signor (Editor)

583 pages, 137 b/w illustrations


Paperback | Dec 2013 | #210497 | ISBN-13: 9781489924292
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Hardback | Dec 1992 | #19779 | ISBN: 0306440679
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About this book

Softcover reprint of the original 1st edition from 1992

This text for the graduate or advanced undergraduate student assembles the latest information summarizing regional, systematic, and theoretical aspects of the early metazoa. The work consists of articles written by experts from around the world and includes literature from Russia and China translated for the first time into English.


Introduction: Origen and Early Radiation of the Metazoa; P.W. Signor, J.H. Lipps

The Late Proterozoic: Faunas and Facies; J.W. Mount, P.W. Signor
- Biological and Biogeochemical Preludes to the Ediacaran Radiation; A.H. Knoll

Vendian Faunas of the World: Vendian Faunas and the Early Evolution of Metazoa; M.A. Fedonkin
- Function and Ecological Interpretations of the Vendian Fauna; R.J.F. Jenkins

Radiations of the Cabrian Faunas: The Lower Cambrian Fossil Record of the USSR; A.Yu. Rozanov, A. Zhuravlev
- Lower Cambrian of Southeastern Newfoundland; E. Landing

Overview of the Proterozoic/Cambrian Radiations: Early Radiation of Biomineralizing Phyla; S. Bengtson, S.C. Morris
- Ocean-Atmosphere Chemistry and Evolution Across the PrecambrianCambrian Boundary; M. Brasier
7 additional articles


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