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Late Ediacaran trackways produced by bilaterian animals with paired appendages
Chen, Zhe (陈哲)1,2; Chen, Xiang1,3; Zhou, Chuanming (周传明)2,4; Yuan, Xunlai (袁训来)1,2,3; Xiao, Shuhai5
2018-06-01
Source PublicationSCIENCE ADVANCES
ISSN2375-2548
Volume4Issue:6Pages:8
Abstract

Ediacaran trace fossils provide key paleontological evidence for the evolution of early animals and their behaviors. Thus far, however, this fossil record has been limited to simple surface trails and relatively shallow burrows. We report possible trackways, preserved in association with burrows, from the terminal Ediacaran Shibantan Member (ca. 551 to ca. 541 million years ago) in the Yangtze Gorges area of South China. These trace fossils represent the earliest known trackways. They consist of two rows of imprints arranged in poorly organized series or repeated groups. These trackways may have been produced by bilaterian animals with paired appendages, although the phylum-level phylogenetic affinity of the trace makers remains unknown. It is possible that the trackways and associated burrows were produced by the same trace maker, indicating a complex behavior involving both walking and burrowing. Together, these trackways and burrows mark the arrival of a new era characterized by an increasing geobiological footprint of bilaterian animals.

DOI10.1126/sciadv.aao6691
Language英语
WOS KeywordYangtze Gorges Area ; South China ; Trace Fossils ; Dengying Formation ; Geochronological Constraints ; Ichnological Evidence ; Cambrian Transition ; Arthropod Trackways ; Terminal Ediacaran ; Early Evolution
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41372009] ; Chinese Academy of Sciences[QYZDJ-SSW-DQC009] ; Chinese Academy of Sciences[XDB18000000] ; NSF[EAR-1528553] ; National Geographic Society[9564-14]
WOS Research AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics
WOS SubjectMultidisciplinary Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000443175500009
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; NSF ; National Geographic Society
PublisherAMER ASSOC ADVANCEMENT SCIENCE
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.nigpas.ac.cn/handle/332004/16940
Collection中国科学院南京地质古生物研究所
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Corresponding AuthorChen, Zhe (陈哲); Xiao, Shuhai
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Nanjing Inst Geol & Palaeontol, State Key Lab Palaeobiol & Stratig, Nanjing 210008, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Ctr Excellence Life & Paleoenvironm, Nanjing 210008, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
3.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
4.Chinese Acad Sci, Nanjing Inst Geol & Palaeontol, CAS Key Lab Econ Stratig & Palaeogeog, Nanjing 210008, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
5.Virginia Polytech Inst & State Univ, Dept Geosci, Blacksburg, VA 24061 USA
First Author AffilicationNanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeonotology,CAS
Corresponding Author AffilicationNanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeonotology,CAS
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Chen, Zhe ,Chen, Xiang,Zhou, Chuanming ,et al. Late Ediacaran trackways produced by bilaterian animals with paired appendages[J]. SCIENCE ADVANCES,2018,4(6):8.
APA Chen, Zhe ,Chen, Xiang,Zhou, Chuanming ,Yuan, Xunlai ,&Xiao, Shuhai.(2018).Late Ediacaran trackways produced by bilaterian animals with paired appendages.SCIENCE ADVANCES,4(6),8.
MLA Chen, Zhe ,et al."Late Ediacaran trackways produced by bilaterian animals with paired appendages".SCIENCE ADVANCES 4.6(2018):8.
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