BURGESS SHALE-TYPE PRESERVATION AND THE ANIMAL EVOLUTION ACROSS THE CAMBRIAN/PRECAMBRIAN BOUNDARY. by (Alex) Jih-Pai Lin email@example.com. Acknowledgements.
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BURGESS SHALE-TYPE PRESERVATION AND THE ANIMAL EVOLUTION ACROSS THE CAMBRIAN/PRECAMBRIAN BOUNDARY by (Alex) Jih-Pai Lin firstname.lastname@example.org
Acknowledgements • William I. Ausich, Loren E. Babcock and James St. John, Derek Briggs, and Sam Gon, III in USA;Yuan-Long Zhao, You-Yi Yu, Wang Yue, Jing Peng, Yuan Jin-Liang, and Shi-Xue Hu in China; Andrew Scott in UK; Chai-Wei Li and Hung-Jen Wu in Taiwan; and James G. Gehling in Australia. • My graduate studies were supported by the Presidential Fellowship, Early-Start Fellowship, Ying-Chien Chang Fund, Graduate Student Ravel Grants, Alumni Research Grant from OSU, Student Research Grant and Gould Grant in Aid from PS, NSF East Asia Summer Research Fellowship, and two GSA Graduate Student Research Grants.
Why Study Fossils? • Biostratigraphy • Evolution • Paleoecology • Paleogeography • Simple fascination Source: Prothero, D. R. 1998. Bring Fossils to Life: An Introduction to Paleobiology, 1st ed. McGraw-Hill, Boston, 457 p.
Presentation Sections • Visited localities of exceptional preservation • Mistaken Point Biota, Newfoundland • Ediacara Biota, South Australia • Chengjiang Biota, Yunnan, China • Emu Bay Shale Biota, Kangaroo Island, Australia • Kaili Biota, Guizhou, China • Burgess Shale Biota, western Canada • Significance of Kaili Biota • New mode of preservation
Pre- Cambrian Post- Cambrian
Visited Deposits of Exceptional Preservation around the World Mistaken Point Biota, Newfoundland, Canada
Narbonne et al., 2005
Visited Deposits of Exceptional Preservation around the World Ediacara Biota, Flinders Range, South Australia
Visited Deposits of Exceptional Preservation around the World Chengjiang Biota, Yunnan Province, South China
Visited Deposits of Exceptional Preservation around the World Emu Bay Shale, Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Visited Deposits of Exceptional Preservation around the World Kaili Biota, Guizhou Province, South China
Kaili Biota – Arthropods http://hdl.handle.net/1811/24227
Kaili Biota – Echinoderms http://hdl.handle.net/1811/24227
Kaili Biota – Other Groups http://hdl.handle.net/1811/24227
Kaili Biota – Trace Fossils http://hdl.handle.net/1811/24227
Burgess Shale Biota Preservation of nonmineralizing organisms Preservation of soft parts
Visited Museum Collections • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History • Carnegie Museum of Natural History • Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History • Oxford Museum of Natural History