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Sunday, 9 August 2015

Earliest Evidence Of Reproduction In A Complex Organism ( Rangeomorph, Newfoundland)

Earliest Evidence Of Reproduction In A Complex Organism ( Rangeomorph, Newfoundland)

Interesting article about Rangeomorphs ( Fractofusus ):

Earliest evidence of reproduction in a complex organism
Cambridge University, August 3, 2015http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/earliest-evidence-of-reproduction-in-a-complex-organism

Earliest evidence of reproduction in a complex organism, Science Daily
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150803154858.htm

Newfoundland fossils may show earliest reproduction
in complex organism, CBC News, August 3, 2015
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/newfoundland-fossils-may-show-earliest-reproduction-in-complex-organism-1.3177853

The paper is:

Mitchell, E. G., C. G. Kenchington, A. G. Liu, J. J.
Matthews, and N. J. Butterfield, 2015, Reconstructing
the reproductive mode of an Ediacaran macro-organism.
Nature. (2015), DOI: 10.1038/nature14646
Received 27 February 2015 Accepted 08 June 2015
Published online 03 August 2015
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature14646.html

Some other papers:

Drosera, M. L., and J. G. Gehling, 2015, The advent of
animals: The view from the Ediacaran. Proceedings of the
National Academy of Science of the United States. vol. 112,
no. 6, pp. 4865-4870.

Liu, A. G., C. G. Kenchington, and E. G. Mitchell, 2015,
Remarkable insights into the paleoecology of the Avalonian
Ediacaran macrobiota. Gondwana Research. vol. 27,
pp. 1355-1380. http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/3182/12/1-s2.0-S1342937X14003256-main.pdf

Liu, A. G., J. J. Matthews, L. R. Menon, D. McIlroy and
M. D. Brasier, 2014, Haootia quadriformis n. gen., n. sp.,
interpreted as a muscular cnidarian impression from the
Late Ediacaran period (approx. 560 Ma). Proceedings of
the Royal Society B Biological Sciences.
http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/3111/1/Proc.%20R.%20Soc.%20B-2014-Liu-.pdf

The below paper is very interesting.

Tarhan, L. G. , M. L. Droser, and J. G. Gehling, 2015,
Depositional and preservational environments of the
Ediacara Member, Rawnsley Quartzite (South Australia):
Assessment of paleoenvironmental proxies and the
timing of ‘ferruginization’. Palaeogeography,
Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. vol. 434, pp. 4–13.
https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/media/medialibrary/2015/07/tarhanetal2015_pcubed_ediacaranissue.pdf

Yours,

Paul H.

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