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Origin and impact of the oldest metazoan bioclastic sediments

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Autor(es):
Warren, L. V. [1] ; Simoes, M. G. [2] ; Fairchild, T. R. [1] ; Riccomini, C. [1] ; Gaucher, C. [3] ; Anelli, L. E. [1] ; Freitas, B. T. [1] ; Boggiani, P. C. [1] ; Quaglio, F. [1]
Número total de Autores: 9
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Geociencias, BR-05508080 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Paulista, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, BR-18618000 Botucatu, SP - Brazil
[3] Fac Ciencias, Dept Geol, Montevideo 11400 - Uruguay
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: GEOLOGY; v. 41, n. 4, p. 507-510, APR 2013.
Citações Web of Science: 11
Resumo

The emergence of soft-bodied metazoans and the radiation of the earliest skeletal organisms substantially changed the ecological dynamics of Ediacaran environments, leading to the genesis of biogenic hard-part deposits for the first time in Earth's history. The impact of bioclast origin on sedimentary processes is analyzed herein, focusing on the sedimentology and taphonomy of shell concentrations dominated by the Ediacaran index fossil Cloudina from the Itapucumi Group, Paraguay. Skeletal concentrations include both dense accumulations of parautochthonous, disarticulated specimens ({''}Type 1 deposits{''}) and in situ specimens preserved as loosely packed assemblages ({''}Type 2 deposits{''}). At that time, Cloudina was the critical source of durable biomineralized hard parts in an environment nearly free of other bioclasts. The simple fabric and geometry of these accumulations are typical of Cambrian-style shell beds. Despite their Precambrian age, these deposits indicate that the establishment of the Phanerozoic style of marine substrates and preservation in early shell beds was determined more by the acquisition of hard parts than by environmental changes. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 10/02677-0 - Isótopos estáveis (C, O e Sr) do Grupo Itapucumi e correlações com o Grupo Corumbá (Ediacarano)
Beneficiário:Paulo César Boggiani
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 10/19584-4 - Tectônica e sedimentação do grupo Itapucumi no contexto das plataformas carbonáticas ediacaranas: abordagem geoquímica, geocronológica, paleomagnética e bioestratigráfica
Beneficiário:Lucas Verissimo Warren
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado