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dc.contributor.authorCracknell, Kelsie
dc.contributor.authorGarcía-Bellido, Diego C
dc.contributor.authorGehling, James G
dc.contributor.authorAnkor, Martin J
dc.contributor.authorDarroch, Simon AF
dc.contributor.authorRahman, Imran
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-03T09:55:17Z
dc.date.available2021-09-03T09:55:17Z
dc.date.issued2021-12
dc.identifier.citationCite this article Cracknell, K., García-Bellido, D.C., Gehling, J.G. et al. Pentaradial eukaryote suggests expansion of suspension feeding in White Sea-aged Ediacaran communities. Sci Rep 11, 4121 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-83452-1en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/s41598-021-83452-1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10141/622920
dc.description.abstractSuspension feeding is a key ecological strategy in modern oceans that provides a link between pelagic and benthic systems. Establishing when suspension feeding first became widespread is thus a crucial research area in ecology and evolution, with implications for understanding the origins of the modern marine biosphere. Here, we use three-dimensional modelling and computational fluid dynamics to establish the feeding mode of the enigmatic Ediacaran pentaradial eukaryote Arkarua. Through comparisons with two Cambrian echinoderms,Cambraster and Stromatocystites, we show that flow patterns around Arkarua strongly support its interpretation as a passive suspension feeder.Arkarua is added to the growing number of Ediacaran benthic suspension feeders, suggesting that the energy link between pelagic and benthic ecosystems was likely expanding in the White Sea assemblage (~ 558–550 Ma). The advent of widespread suspension feeding could therefore have played an important role in the subsequent waves of ecological innovation and escalation that culminated with the Cambrian explosion.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLCen_US
dc.rightsopenAccessen_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.ast
dc.titlePentaradial eukaryote suggests expansion of suspension feeding in White Sea-aged Ediacaran communitiesen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn2045-2322
dc.identifier.journalScientific Reportsen_US
dc.date.updated2021-09-02T13:41:04Z
dc.identifier.volume11en_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
elements.import.authorCracknell, Kelsie
elements.import.authorGarcía-Bellido, Diego C
elements.import.authorGehling, James G
elements.import.authorAnkor, Martin J
elements.import.authorDarroch, Simon AF
elements.import.authorRahman, Imran A
dc.description.nhmThis is an open access article, available to all readers online, published under a creative commons licensing (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).en_US
dc.subject.nhmBiomechanicsen_US
dc.subject.nhmPalaeontologyen_US


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