Bitter Springs (fossil locality)

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Bitter Springs is a Precambrian fossil locality in Australia, which preserves microorganisms in silica.[1] Its preservational mode ceased in the late Precambrian with the advent of silicifying organisms.[2]


  1. ^ Schopf, J.W. (1 May 1968). "Microflora of the Bitter Springs Formation, Late Precambrian, Central Australia". Journal of Paleontology. 42 (3): 651–688. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
  2. ^ Butterfield, Nicholas J. (2003). "Exceptional Fossil Preservation and the Cambrian Explosion". Integrative and Comparative Biology. 43 (1): 166–177. PMID 21680421. doi:10.1093/icb/43.1.166. 

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