2/16/2017 - Problematical Fossils

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Geology 3656

Presented By:
Bruce Runnegar - Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences University of California, Los Angeles

Abstract

Problematical fossils are those that are fascinating, well preserved and abundant, but are difficult to classify and understand. They range in age from Archean to almost Modern, but are most commonly found in the early part of the Phanerozoic when the animal phyla were diverging. I’ll review examples encountered during my career and discuss current approaches to solving the mysteries of the Problematica.

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