Paleoenvironments, Paleoecology, and Exceptional Preservation in Burgess Shale-type Deposits -
Department of Geology,
Cambrian Burgess Shale-type (BST) deposits occur worldwide and offer a remarkable window on the initial Phanerozoic radiation of the Metazoa. However, BST deposits also represent significant deviations from the constraints that govern the typical operation of the fossil record. These deviations remain to be adequately accounted for,...