Lower Ordovician Stromatolites from the Anhui Province of South China: Construction and Geobiological Significance

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences book series (LNEARTH, volume 131)

Abstract

The Cambrian through Early Ordovician was a lengthy interval when microbialites once again dominated after their decline from a peak in the Middle Proterozoic (e.g., Riding 2006a). These microbialites declined again in the Middle–Late Ordovician, although they remained locally common (e.g., Webby 2002; Shapiro 2004; Riding 2006a).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Natsuko Adachi
    • 1
  • Yoichi Ezaki
    • 2
  • Jianbo Liu
    • 1
  • Jun Cao
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Earth and Space SciencesPeking UniversityBeijingPR China
  2. 2.Department of GeosciencesOsaka City UniversityOsakaJapan

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