Does cement-induced sulfate limitation account for Burgess Shale-type preservation?

Butterfield, Nicholas J. (2012) Does cement-induced sulfate limitation account for Burgess Shale-type preservation? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109 (28). E1901. ISSN 0027-8424, 1091-6490 DOI 10.1073/pnas.1206878109

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Abstract

In a recent PNAS paper, Gaines et al. (1) proposed a mechanism of early diagenetic sealing and oxidant limitation to account for the preservation of Burgess Shale-type (BST) fossils (i.e., the “exceptional” preservation of carbonaceous compression fossils in Cambrian-aged marine mudstones) (1). It is an interesting hypothesis, but it raises a number of issues.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2012AREP; IA64;
Subjects: 04 - Palaeobiology
Divisions: 04 - Palaeobiology
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Volume: 109
Page Range: E1901
Identification Number: 10.1073/pnas.1206878109
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2012 23:19
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 10:04
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/2564

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