- Large colonial organisms with coordinated growth in oxygenated environments 2.1 Gyr agoAbderrazak El Albani
Laboratoire HydrASA, UMR 6269 CNRS INSU, Universite de Poitiers, 86022 Poitiers, France
Nature 466:100-4. 2010..The Gabon fossils, occurring after the 2.45-2.32-Gyr increase in atmospheric oxygen concentration, may be seen as ancient representatives of multicellular life, which expanded so rapidly 1.5 Gyr later, in the Cambrian explosion...
- The 2.1 ga old francevillian biota: biogenicity, taphonomy and biodiversityAbderrazak El Albani
Institut IC2MP, UMR 7285 CNRS INSU, Universite de Poitiers, Poitiers, France
PLoS ONE 9:e99438. 2014..The emergence of this biota follows a rise in atmospheric oxygen, which is consistent with the idea that surface oxygenation allowed the evolution and ecological expansion of complex megascopic life. ..