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Early and middle(?) Cambrian metazoan and protistan fossils from West Africa

Journal of Paleontology

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Abstract

Supposed Upper Proterozoic strata in the southwest Taoudeni Basin, Guinea and Senegal, and from the Mauritanide fold belt, Mauritania, have yielded mostly poorly preserved small skeletal fossils of metazoan and protistan origin. Problematic, but possible echinoderm material and spicules of the heteractinid sponge Eiffelia dominate the Taoudeni Basin assemblage. The age of the material is not certain but the paleontologic data suggest an Early Cambrian age for the stratigraphically lowest faunas, and a Middle Cambrian age is possible for the stratigraphically highest collections.

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Journal Article
Title:
Early and middle(?) Cambrian metazoan and protistan fossils from West Africa
Series title:
Journal of Paleontology
Volume
70
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1996
Language:
English
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Article
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Journal Article
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Journal of Paleontology
First page:
1
Last page:
6
Number of Pages:
6