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The earliest known Spongeliomorpha from the Lower Devonian of the northwestern Yangtze Platform, South China
Zhang, Xiaole1,2; Liu, Jianbo3; Wang, Yi1,2; Xu, Honghe1,2
2020-08-01
Source PublicationPALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY
ISSN0031-0182
Volume551Pages:12
Abstract

Crustacean trace fossils provide invaluable information to paleobilogical, environmental and ecological interpretations in the Earth history. Here we report an unusually large (segments up to 58 mm across), three-dimensional burrow system from the Lower Devonian Pingyipu Formation, which was deposited in a nearshore setting on the northwestern Yangtze Platform, South China. The burrow system is dominated by horizontally-developed networks probably with vertical shafts connecting to the sediment-water interface. The burrow surfaces show no signs of lining but are characterized by scratches including ridges and bundles of ear-shaped striae, implying an assignation to Spongeliomorpha aff. S. chevronensis (Muniz and Mayoral 2001). The overall morphological and taphonomic features suggest permanent, open burrows, produced in a substrate with considerable firmness. Further investigation indicates that the burrow system may have been constructed by a colony of large, unknown crustacean with thoracic appendages decorated with acute seta or denticulations. They generally served a combined purpose of dwelling and perhaps feeding on microbial growth accumulating on the tunnel margins. These burrows represent the earliest known three-dimensional burrow systems constructed by a crustacean that may be comparable to their modern analogues in both morphological and functional aspects. The unusually large size of the burrows may have been favored by a higher atmospheric oxygen level during the Early Devonian.

KeywordTrace fossil Crustacean burrow Morphological reconstruction Agrichnion Oxygen level
DOI10.1016/j.palaeo.2020.109772
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS KeywordFUNCTIONAL-MORPHOLOGY ; BALANOGLOSSITES MAGDEFRAU ; ANIMAL EVOLUTION ; TRACE FOSSILS ; MANTIS SHRIMP ; TROPHIC MODES ; BURROWS ; THALASSINOIDES ; ORDOVICIAN ; MIOCENE
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41530103] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41521061] ; Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences[XDB26000000] ; State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences[20192112]
WOS Research AreaPhysical Geography ; Geology ; Paleontology
WOS SubjectGeography, Physical ; Geosciences, Multidisciplinary ; Paleontology
WOS IDWOS:000537682600012
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
PublisherELSEVIER
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.nigpas.ac.cn/handle/332004/31966
Collection中国科学院南京地质古生物研究所
Corresponding AuthorZhang, Xiaole
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Nanjing Inst Geol & Palaeontol, State Key Lab Palaeobiol & Stratig, Nanjing 210008, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Ctr Excellence Life & Paleoenvironm, Nanjing 210008, Peoples R China
3.Peking Univ, Sch Earth & Space Sci, Paleontol & Stratig, Beijing 100871, Peoples R China
First Author AffilicationNanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeonotology,CAS
Corresponding Author AffilicationNanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeonotology,CAS
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Zhang, Xiaole,Liu, Jianbo,Wang, Yi,et al. The earliest known Spongeliomorpha from the Lower Devonian of the northwestern Yangtze Platform, South China[J]. PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY,2020,551:12.
APA Zhang, Xiaole,Liu, Jianbo,Wang, Yi,&Xu, Honghe.(2020).The earliest known Spongeliomorpha from the Lower Devonian of the northwestern Yangtze Platform, South China.PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY,551,12.
MLA Zhang, Xiaole,et al."The earliest known Spongeliomorpha from the Lower Devonian of the northwestern Yangtze Platform, South China".PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY 551(2020):12.
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