Half-a-billion-year-old microscopic treasures-the Cambrian 'Orsten' fossils of Sweden

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Abstract

The creatures that gaze back at us through the binocular microscope are so uniquely well-preserved and life-like that had we not known better we would have thought that they were modern. Instead they are half-a-billion-year-old arthropods extracted from Cambrian rocks of Sweden. The microscopic fossils, colloquially known as the 'Orsten' fossils, are now world-famous and basking in the light of the research catwalk since their discovery in the 1970s. These fossils have provided significant insight into the long lost Cambrian biotas and early animal evolution.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • University of Ulm
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Geologi
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor115-120
Antal sidor6
Volym32
Nummer3
Tidskrift/dags-eller nyhetstidningGeology Today
StatusPublished - 2016 maj 1
PublikationskategoriForskning