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New treasure trove of Cambrian soft-bodied fossils found in China

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piranha

Here are the figures from:

 

Fu, D., Tong, G., Dai, T., Liu, W., Yang, Y., Zhang, Y., Cui, L., Li, L., Yun, H., Wu, Y., Sun, Y., Liu, C., Pei, W., Gaines, R.R., Zhang, X. 2019

The Qingjiang biota—A Burgess Shale–type fossil Lagerstätte from the early Cambrian of South China.

Science, 363:1338-1342

 

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FossilDAWG

:default_faint: :wub: :wub: :default_faint:

 

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Auspex

Great Googly Moogly!
I am dumbstruck.

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DevonianDigger

Why am I not in China...

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Malcolmt

Wow......

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Tidgy's Dad

Utterly wonderful. :wub:

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Wrangellian

China gets another one....

Incidentally, I came across this item about the new Burgess site in BC (that I had missed when it was new in 2014) from looking at the first link above:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2014/02/new-find-hits-cambrian-fossil-jackpot-again/

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olorotitan

Wow.. thank you for the update!  That's gotta be the nicest Leanchoilia I've ever seen...  I'm excited to see what new alien forms of life they find there ~

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connorp

That's awesome. The preservation is so much like the actual Burgess Shale, and completely different than that of all other early Cambrian deposits in China. Hopefully this will allow taxonomic resolution of a bunch the enigmatic forms of the Chengjiang biota. If anyone has access to the article, I would very much appreciate a copy!

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Fossildude19

Topics merged to already existing topic. 

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