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Type: Journal article
Title: First report of Crumillospongia (Demospongea) from the Cambrian of Europe (Murero biota, Spain)
Author: Garcia-Bellido, D.
Dies Alvarez, M.
Vintaned, J.
Linan, E.
Gozalo, R.
Citation: Bulletin of Geosciences, 2011; 86(3):641-650
Publisher: Ceska Geologicka Sluzba
Issue Date: 2011
ISSN: 1214-1119
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Diego C. García-Bellido, María Eugenia Dies Álvarez, José Antonio Gámez Vintaned, Eladio Liñán & Rodolfo Gozalo
Abstract: The demosponge genus Crumillospongia, originally described from the Burgess Shale (middle Cambrian of Canada), has only been cited from lower and middle Cambrian localities of North America and China. The taxon is now also described from uppermost lower Cambrian rocks of the Murero Lagerstätte (Zaragoza Province, NE Spain). Crumillospongia mureroensis sp. nov. is a small to medium sized sack-shaped to elongate demosponge characterized by the presence of densely packed pores of three sizes, considerably larger than those in any other species of the genus. The Spanish material represents a link in the chronostratigraphical gap between the Chinese and North American material.
Keywords: Crumillospongia; demosponges; early Cambrian; Lagerstätte; taphonomy; Murero, Spain
Rights: Copyright status unknown
DOI: 10.3140/bull.geosci.1253
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