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I've been making a series of fossil-formation "lockets". Little trinkets that look like a rock, and which open up to show fossils from the rock formation depicted. This Ediacaran Biota locket is my most complex, and most carefully researched piece to-date. Right now I am considering what to do next... When I do an internet search for "famous fossil formations", the first result is for "Hell Creek". It's kind of tough to fit dinosaurs into these little lockets, but I am thinking I could get the K-Pg boundary plated (probably in Gold, since Iridium doesn't look all that different than pewter). I'd love to hear comments, and suggestions on other formations that would be good to do (I already have Burgess Shale and Solnhofen Limestone).
These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at email@example.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since May 5, 2017. Phylum Uncertain Family Cloudinidae Amthor, J.E., et al. (2003). Extinction of Cloudina and Namacalathus at the Precambrian-Cambrian boundary in Oman. Geology. Cai, Y., et al. (2014). Tube growth patterns and microbial mat-related lifestyles in the Ediacaran fossil Cloudina, Gaojiashan Lagerstätte, South China. Gondwana Research, 25. (Author's personal copy) Cai, Y., et al. (2011). Morphology and paleoecology of the late Ediacaran tubular fossil Conotubus hemiannulatus from the Gaojiashan Lagerstätte of southern Shanxii Province, South China. Precambrian Research, 191. Cortijo, I., et al. (2015). Life history and autecology of an Ediacaran index fossil: Development and dispersal of Cloudina. Gondwana Research, 28. Cortijo, I., et al. (2010). A new species of Cloudina from the terminal Ediacaran of Spain. Precambrian Research, 176. Grant, S.W.F. (1990). Shell Structure and Distribution of Cloudina, A Potential Index Fossil for the Terminal Proterozoic. American Journal of Science, Vol.290-A. (Thanks to doushantuo for finding this one!) Hong, H., et al. (2005). Skeletogenesis and asexual reproduction in the earliest biomineralizing animal Cloudina. Geology, Vol.33, Number 4. Miller, A.J. A Revised Morphology of Cloudina with Ecological and Phylogenetic Implications. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Morris, S.C., B.W. Mattes and C. Menge (1990). The Early Skeletal Organism Cloudina: New Occurrences from Oman and Possibly China. American Journal of Science, Vol.290-A. (Thanks to doushantuo for finding this one!) Vinn, O. and M. Zaton (2012). Inconsistencies in proposed annelid affinities of early biomineralized organism Cloudina (Ediacaran): structural and ontogenetic evidences. Notebooks on Geology, Article 2012/03. Warren, L.V., et al. (2014). The puzzle assembled: Ediacaran guide fossil Cloudina reveals an old proto-Gondwana seaway. Geology. Warren, L.V., et al. (2012). Corumbella and in situ Cloudina in association with thrombolites in the Ediacaran Itapucumi Group, Paraguay. Terra Nova, 23. Affinity Uncertain Amthor, J.E., et al. (2003). Extinction of Cloudina and Namacalathus at the Precambrian-Cambrian boundary in Oman. Geology. Cai, Y., H. Hong and X. Zhang (2013). Tube construction and life mode of the late Ediacaran tubular fossil Gaojiashania cyclus from the Gaojiashan Lagerstätte. Precambrian Research, 224. Chen, Z., et al. (2008). Tube structure and original composition of Sinotubulites: shelly fossils from the late Neoproterooic in southern Shaanxi, China. Lethaia, Vol.41. Primitive (Ediacaran) Bilatarians Family Dickinsoniidae Brasier, M.D. and J.B. Antcliffe (2008). Dickinsonia from Ediacara: A new look at morphology and body construction. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 270. Evans, S.D., M.L. Droser and J.G. Gehling (2015). Dickinsonia liftoff: Evidence of current derived morphologies. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 434. Gold, D.A., et al. (2015). Ancestral state reconstruction of ontogeny supports a bilateran affinity for Dickinsonia. Evolution & Development, 17:6. Gooden, B. (2014). Segmentation and Oxygen Diffusion in the Ediacaran Dickinsonia: an Applied Analysis. Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, Vol.147, Numbers 453 & 454. Sperling, E.A. and J. Vinther (2010). A placozoan affinity for Dickinsonia and the evolution of late Proterozoic metazoan feeding modes. Evolution & Development, 12:2. Kimberella (Unranked) Fedonkin, M.A., A. Simonetta and A.Y. Ivantsov (2007). New data on Kimberella, the Vendian Mollusc-like Organism (White Sea Region, Russia): Paleoecological and Evolutionary Implications. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 286(1). General Primitive Bilateria Jacobs, D.K., et al. (2005). Terminal addition, the Cambrian radiation and the Phanerozoic evolution of bilatarian form. Evolution & Development, 7:6. Martin, M.W., et al. (2000). Age of Neoproterozoic Bilatarian Body and Trace Fossils, White Sea, Russia: Implications for Metazoan Evolution. Science, Vol.288.