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Analisys of Precambrian trace fossils of Corumbá group in a global context , University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoo - Canadá.

Grant number: 18/21995-4
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2019
Effective date (End): April 30, 2019
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Paleozoology
Principal Investigator:Juliana de Moraes Leme Basso
Grantee:Cleber Quidute Clemente Diniz
Supervisor abroad: Maria Gabriela Mangano
Home Institution: Instituto de Geociências (IGC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : University of Saskatchewan (USASK), Canada  
Associated to the scholarship:17/25433-8 - Trace fossils from Tamengo and Guaicurus formations (Ediacaran-Cambrian), Corumbá Group: paleoenvironmental and paleoecological implications, BP.DR


The trace fossils are sedimentary structures preserved that represent the activity of organisms in situ. Have two principals segments, the first related with knowledge about the identification of the activists, therefore the understanding of the produces. The second segment it is connect to the interference that this activity will cause in the environment and in the sediment. In Brazil, the Precambrian-Cambrian ichnofossils record is scarce, both due to the lack of geological units and the difficulty of preservation, they are founded in the Corumbá Group, Mato Grosso do Sul, in The Tamengo Formation, dated 452 Ma and in the Guaicurus Formation right above the Tamengo Formation, delimiting the occurrence in the Precambrian/Cambrian boundary. So besides study the trace fossil in a taxonomic way, they also will help to answer some questions about the impact that the bioturbators organisms caused in this time period. This proposal seeks a grant to visit the University of Saskatchewan to compare and identify the Brazilian trace fossils on a global scale, trough disciplines coursed in the first semester of 2019 and regular discussion with specialist researches in the university.