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

  • Natsuko AdachiEmail author
  • Yoichi Ezaki
  • Jianbo Liu
  • Jun Cao
Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences book series (LNEARTH, volume 131)


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).


Extracellular Polymeric Substrate Anhui Province Late Ordovician Filamentous Cyanobacterium Sponge Spicule 
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We thank anonymous reviewers and editors for their valuable comments on the manuscript. This research was supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellows and funded by a grant (17540444, 21340154) from the Scientific Research Fund of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (40972020), the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (2006CB806402), and the State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy (NIGPAS20081103).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Natsuko Adachi
    • 1
    Email author
  • 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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