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Biostratinomy

About: Biostratinomy is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 36 publications have been published within this topic receiving 1359 citations.

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TL;DR: The sediments forming the Cassian Formation (Middle-Upper Triassic) of the Central Dolomites represent the following environments: back-reef areas, shallow marginal basins, slope, and central basin this paper.

139 citations

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01 Aug 2010-PALAIOS
TL;DR: In this article, the authors focused on the fossiliferous middle Gaojiashan Member at the section, where pyritization of soft-bodied or lightly skeletonized tubular fossils is the primary mode of preservation.
Abstract: The upper Ediacaran Gaojiashan Lagerstatte (551–541 Ma) in southern Shaanxi Province, South China, hosts a variety of soft-bodied or lightly biomineralized tubular fossils (Shaanxilithes, Conotubus, Gaojiashania, Sinotubulites, and Cloudina) and calcareous microfossils (Protolagena). This study focuses on the fossiliferous middle Gaojiashan Member at the Gaojiashan section, where pyritization of soft-bodied or lightly skeletonized tubular fossils is the primary mode of preservation. Integrated paleoecological, sedimentological, and taphonomic analysis shows that event deposition played an important role in the biostratinomy of the Gaojiashan Lagerstatte. Gaojiashan fossils, particularly pyritized fossils, preferentially occur in mm-thick, normally graded calcisiltite-siltstone layers, interpreted as distal event deposits, but are rarely present in calcilutite-mudstone beds. Two taphofacies are recognized in the middle Gaojiashan calcisiltites-siltstones, on the basis of biostratinomic data (e.g.,...

89 citations

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01 Jan 2004-Geobios
TL;DR: The taphonomy is a powerful and requisite tool for environmental reconstructions of ancient plant communities, which can be drawn from necrobiotic studies such as the retention of leaf organs on plants, the relative quantity of pollen grains produced by different fossil species or the significance of wildfire dynamics in ancient plants communities as discussed by the authors.

69 citations

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01 Jan 2004-Geobios
TL;DR: The taphonomy is a powerful and requisite tool for environmental reconstructions of ancient plant communities, which can be drawn from necrobiotic studies, such as the retention of leaf organs on plants, the relative quantity of pollen grains produced by different fossil species or the significance of wildfire dynamics in ancient plants communities.

68 citations


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