Microorganisms in the Zone of Submarine Volcanic Eruptions at 535-513 Ma


New anatomical features revealed in some Early Cambrian calcareous microfossils suggest comparison with Rhodophyta (red algae), which makes it possible to define their taxonomic position. A taxonomically rich Early Cambrian paleobiocoenosis has been discovered in northern Tien Shan, which exemplifies the existence on earth at 535-513 Ma (million years) of morphologically complex fungiform microorganisms and red algae in a shallow-water biotope where environmental conditions favorable for life were created as a result of submarine volcanic eruptions.

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Kolosov, P. and Sofroneeva, L. (2014) Microorganisms in the Zone of Submarine Volcanic Eruptions at 535-513 Ma. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 5, 2464-2471. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2014.515261.

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