This Proterozoic/early Phanerozoic ecological context provides an important perspective with which to evaluate any attempt to explain Cambrian biodiversification.
These Neoproterozoic representatives require that any comprehensive look at the Cambrian "explosion" must expand the time frame of this biodiversification event into one that took place over several tens of millions of years and involved a cascade of ecosystem transformations pushing a series of turnovers in major ecological actors.
This paper is a contribution to IGCP 653 'The onset of the Great Ordovician Biodiversification
The Great Ordovician Biodiversification is manifested on the South China Plate by pulsed three main diversification phases and a Katian diversity climax (Zhan et al.
Investigation on the great Ordovician biodiversification event (GOBE): review and prospect.
Predatory pressure increased during the Great Ordovician Biodiversification
Event, and this correlates with the apparent independent evolution of nacre in many groups of molluscs (Vendrasco et al.
The main objective of IUGS/UNESCO International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) Project 591 The Early to Middle Palaeozoic Revolution-Bridging the Gap between the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event and the Devonian Terrestrial Revolution is to significantly improve our ability to correlate the stratigraphic record of Early to Middle Palaeozoic climate, biodiversity and planetary change so that we may better understand the cause-and-effect relationships within the ocean-atmosphere-biosphere Earth System (aims and activities on www.
discuss the implications of the Darriwilian Saucrorthis Fauna for the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event.
This paper is a contribution to IGCP Project 591 'The Early to Middle Palaeozoic Revolution--Bridging the Gap between the Great Ordovician Biodiversification
Event and the Devonian Terrestrial Revolution'.
This paper is to document the occurrences of the Saucrorthis Fauna and to investigate its implications for the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event (GOBE) by comparing its taxonomic composition and palaeogeographic distribution with those of the Aporthophyla Fauna.
In search of triggering mechanisms for the great Ordovician biodiversification event.
of Late Ordovician Hirnantia Fauna on the Upper Yangtze Platform, South China.