Murero y la explosión del Cámbricocontroversias acerca de este acontecimiento

  1. Rodolfo Gozalo Gutiérrez
  2. José Antonio Andrés Moreno
  3. Juan Bautista Chirivella Martorell
  4. María E. Dies
  5. Jorge Esteve
  6. José Antonio Gámez Vintaned
  7. Eduardo Jesús Mayoral Alfaro
  8. Samuel Zamora
  9. Eladio Liñán Guijarro
Journal:
Enseñanza de las ciencias de la tierra: Revista de la Asociación Española para la Enseñanza de las Ciencias de la Tierra

ISSN: 1132-9157

Year of publication: 2010

Volume: 18

Issue: 1

Pages: 47-59

Type: Article

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Abstract

The Cambrian explosion of life is perhaps the most important event since the appearance of life on Earth some 4.000 million years ago. The explosion was a controversial issue since the 19th century and still provokes intense research and polemics. In this paper we describe some late Precambrian biotas, along with the Cambrian explosion itself; its probable causes are also discussed. Cambrian sites bearing exceptionally-preserved fossils are key for understanding this major bioevent. Two of them are herewith synthesised: the Burgess Shale in Canada and Murero in Spain; as for the latter, its utility as didactic resource is also given.