Name: Doushantuo Formation
Location: South China
Age: 550-590 million years old (latest Precambrian)
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5. References and Links

References

* Qian, Y., Chen, M., and Chen, Y., 1979. Hyolithids and other small shelly fossils from the Lower Cambrian Huangshandong Formation in the eastern part of the Yangtze Gorge. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica 18, pp. 207-232.
* Shen, Y., Schidlowski, M., and Chu, X. L., 2000. Biogeochemical approach to understanding phosphogenic events of the terminal Proterozoic to Cambrian. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 158, pp. 99-108.
* Xiao, S. H., Knoll, A. H., and Yuan, X. L., 1998. Morphological reconstruction of Miaohephyton bifurcatum, a possible brown alga from the Neoproterozoic Doushantuo Formation, south China. Journal of Paleontology 72, pp. 1072-1086.
* Xiao, S. H., Zhang, Y., and Knoll, A. H., 1998. Three-dimensional preservation of algae and animal embryos in a Neoproterozoic phosphorite. Nature 391, pp. 553-558.
* Xiao, S. H., and Knoll, A. H., 2000. Phosphatized animal embryos from the Neoproterozoic Doushantuo Formation at Weng'An, Guizhou, south China. Journal of Paleontology 74, pp. 767-788.
* Yuan, X. L., and Hoffmann, H. J., 1998. New microfossils from the Neoproterozoic (Sinian) Doushantuo Formation, Wengan, Guizhou Province, southwestern China. Alcheringa 22, pp. 189-222.
* Zhang, Y., and Yuan, X. L., 1992. New data on multicellular thallophytes and fragments of cellular tissues from lat Proterozoic phosphate rocks, south China. Lethaia 25, pp. 1-18.
* Zhou, C. M., Brasier, M. D., and Xue, Y. S., 2001. Three-dimensional phosphatic preservation of giant acritarchs from the Terminal Proterozoic Doushantuo Formation in Guizhou and Hubei provinces, south China. Palaeontology 44, pp. 1157-1178.

Links

* The Doushantuo Formation: http://www.peripatus.gen.nz/paleontology/lagDouPho.html
* The Doushantuo Formation and the evolution of multicellular organisms: http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2002AM/finalprogram/abstract_36145.htm
* Organic matter from the Doushantuo Formation: http://www.pku.edu.cn/academic/xb/99/_99e413.html
* Early embryos from the Doushantuo Formation: http://www.spacedaily.com/news/life-02zs.html
* Doushantuo fossils: http://www.discover.com/jan_issue/evolanimal.html


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