First evidence for locomotion in the Ediacara biota from the 565 Ma Mistaken Point Formation, Newfoundland: REPLY

Liu, Alexander G. and McIlroy, Duncan and Brasier, Martin D. (2010) First evidence for locomotion in the Ediacara biota from the 565 Ma Mistaken Point Formation, Newfoundland: REPLY. Geology, 38 (10). e224. DOI 10.1130/G31448Y.1

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Abstract

The claim by Retallack (2010) that the ancient Mistaken Point trace fossil assemblage (Liu et al., 2010) might turn out to be a species of tool mark known only from shallow water, while interesting, is redundant because all our evidence points to a depositional environment that was unequivocally deep marine. Earlier publications did indeed favor a shallow marine interpretation (Misra, 1971). However, all subsequent sedimentologically focused studies of the Mistaken Point Formation have inferred deep-water turbidite or contourite depositional mechanisms (e.g., Narbonne et al., 2001; Wood et al., 2003; Ichaso et al., 2007), conclusions with which we firmly concur.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Reply to: Retallack G.J., 2010, First evidence for locomotion in the Ediacara biota from the 565 Ma Mistaken Point Formation, Newfoundland: Comment: Geology, doi:10.1130/G31137C.1
Uncontrolled Keywords: NILAREP
Subjects: 04 - Palaeobiology
Divisions: 04 - Palaeobiology
Journal or Publication Title: Geology
Volume: 38
Page Range: e224
Identification Number: 10.1130/G31448Y.1
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2011 10:38
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 10:03
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/2292

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