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The Ecology of the Cambrian Radiation - Andrey Zhuravlev

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Acknowledgments vii
1. Introduction Andrey Yu. Zhuravlev and Robert Riding 1
PART I. THE ENVIRONMENT 9
2. Paleomagnetically and Tectonically Based Global Maps for Vendian
to Mid-Ordovician Time Alan G. Smith 11
3. Global Facies Distributions from Late Vendian to Mid-Ordovician Kirill B.
Seslavinsky and Irina D. Maidanskaya 47
4. Did Supercontinental Amalgamation Trigger the “Cambrian
Explosion”? Martin D. Brasier and John F. Lindsay 69
5. Climate Change at the Neoproterozoic-Cambrian Transition Toni T.
Eerola 90
6. Australian Early and Middle Cambrian Sequence Biostratigraphy with
Implications for Species Diversity and Correlation David I. Gravestock
and John H. Shergold 107

7. The Cambrian Radiation and the Diversification of Sedimentary Fabrics
Mary L. Droser and Xing Li 137
PART II. COMMUNITY PATTERNS AND DYNAMICS 171
8. Biotic Diversity and Structure During the Neoproterozoic-Ordovician
Transition Andrey Yu. Zhuravlev 173
9. Ecology and Evolution of Cambrian Plankton Nicholas J. Butterfield 200

10. Evolution of Shallow-Water Level-Bottom Communities Mikhail B.
Burzin, Fran├žoise Debrenne, and Andrey Yu. Zhuravlev 217
11. Evolution of the Hardground Community Sergei V. Rozhnov 238
12. Ecology and Evolution of Cambrian Reefs Brian R. Pratt, Ben R. Spincer,
Rachel A. Wood, and Andrey Yu. Zhuravlev 254
13. Evolution of the Deep-Water Benthic Community T. Peter Crimes 275
PART III. ECOLOGIC RADIATION OF MAJOR GROUPS
OF ORGANISMS 299
14. Sponges, Cnidarians, and Ctenophores Fran├žoise Debrenne and Joachim
Reitner 301
15. Mollusks, Hyoliths, Stenothecoids, and Coeloscleritophorans Artem V.
Kouchinsky 326
16. Brachiopods Galina T. Ushatinskaya 350
17. Ecologic Evolution of Cambrian Trilobites Nigel C. Hughes 370
18. Ecology of Nontrilobite Arthropods and Lobopods in the Cambrian
Graham E. Budd 404
19. Ecologic Radiation of Cambro-Ordovician Echinoderms Thomas E.
Guensburg and James Sprinkle 428
20. Calcified Algae and Bacteria Robert Riding 445
21. Molecular Fossils Demonstrate Precambrian Origin of Dinoflagellates
J. Michael Moldowan, Stephen R. Jacobson, Jeremy Dahl, Adnan Al-Hajji, Bradley J.
Huizinga, and Frederick J. Fago 474

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