Geochemical indices of palaeo-oxygen levels are also reviewed. The recent renaissance in the development of criteria for the determination of palaeo-oxygen values has led to the recognition of a considerably greater variety of dysaerobic biofacies in the geological record.
This is illustrated with two case studies, the first, from the celebrated Burgess Shale of British Columbia, shows a depositional environment dominated by a fluctuating oxycline. The second case study, from widely separated earliest Triassic marine sections, illustrates the possibility of a widespread global dysoxic event at this time.pierreducalvet.ca/101460.php
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The Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale was deposited under various levels of oxygenation. During periods of oxygenation, low-diversity shell beds were formed and the muds were colonized by infauna.
Under these circumstances pyrite was restricted to anoxic microenvironments and formed small 1 mm discrete aggregated masses. Soft-bodied organisms were preserved under low-oxygen conditions typified by evenly dispersed pyrite, and an absence of trace fossils and shell beds. The new, nongenetic, oxygen-restricted biofacies ORB scheme is also presented. Following an introductory review chapter, there are eleven contributions abstracted separately which draw on a host of geochemical, palaeoecological and palaeontological methods from traditional taxonomic uniformitarianism to more recently developed geochemical isotopic analyses.
The approach of the book is analytical rather than taxonomic. Using a number of methods, and comparing their results, allows different environmental controls to be isolated and provides more information on the record of past environmental parameters. Preservation of soft-bodied fossil biotas Konservat-Lagerstatten that preserve traces of volatile nonmineralized tissues readily degraded by bacteria are not evenly spaced through geologic time.
When compared to outcrop area, exceptional faunas appear to be over-represented in the Cambrian and Jurassic. These concentrations in time correspond to particular environments, indicating that controls on the distribution of exceptional faunas may have operated on a global scale.
The reduction in the number of exceptional faunas after the Cambrian may reflect the evolution and diversification of deep bioturbators.
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Specific conditions favoring stagnation and episodic burial were required to ensure preservation in younger rocks. Species diversity varies with latitude. A new plot of species diversity through the Phanerozoic takes into account the paleolatitudinal distribution of marine sedimentary rock. This plot indicates that the Permian witnessed the acme of species diversity prior to the Cretaceous, and that the Triassic recovery following the end-Permian extinction was much less pronounced than suggested by previous studies.
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