Name: Sirius Passet Fm.
Location: Greenland
Age: Lower Cambrian
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References and Links


Budd, G.E. and Peel, J.S. (1998) A new xenusiid lobopod from the Early Cambrain Sirius Passet fauna of North Greenland. Palaentology 41, 1201-1213.

Budd, G.E. (1999) A nektaspid arthropod from the Early Cambrian Sirius Passet fauna, with a description of retrodeformation based on functional morphology. Palaeontology 42, 99-122.

Butterfield, N.J. (1990) Organic preservation of non-mineralising organisms and the taphonomy of the Burgess Shale. Paleobiology 16, 272-286.

Butterfield, N.J. (1995) Secular distribution of Burgess Shale-type preservation. Lethaia 28, 1-14.

Butterfield, N.J. (2002) Leanchoila guts and the interpretation of three-dimensional structures in Burgess Shale-type fossils. Paleobiology 28, 155-171.

Conway Morris, S. (1998) The crucible of creation. Oxford University Press.

Martin, M.W., Grazhdankin, D.V., Bowring, S.A., Evans, D.A.D., Fedonkin, M.A. and Kirschvink, J.L. (2000) Age of Neoproterozoic bilaterian body and trace fossils, White Sea, Russia: Implications for metazoan evolution. Science 288, 841-845.

Orr, P.J., Briggs, D.E.G. and Kearns, S.L. (1998) Cambrian Burgess Shale animals replicated in clay minerals. Science 281, 1173-1175.

Shields, G. (1998) What are Lagerstätten? Lethaia 31, 124.

Towe, K.M. (1996) Fossil preservation in the Burgess Shale. Lethaia 19, 107-108.


Babcock, L. E. (2002) http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2002AM/finalprogram/abstract_40288.htm

Clowes, C. (2002) http://www.palaeos.com/Paleozoic/Cambrian/Sirius_Passet.html

Palaeos webpage http://palaeos.com


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