About the Authors
- Jian Han, Xiaoyong Yao, Degan Shu
- State Key Laboratory of Continental Dynamics, Department of Geology, Early Life Institute, Northwest University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, People's Republic of China
- Shin Kubota
- Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, Field Science Education and Research Center, Kyoto University, Shirahama, Wakayama, Japan
- Hiro-omi Uchida
- Kushimoto Marine Park Center, Kushimoto, Wakayama, Japan
- George D. Stanley Jr.
- Department of Geosciences, The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, United States of America
- Yong Li
- Key Laboratory of Western China's Mineral Resources and Geological Engineering, School of Earth Science and Land Resources, Chang'an University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, People's Republic of China
- Kinya Yasui
- Marine Biological Laboratory, Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University, Higashi-hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
Conceived and designed the experiments: JH SK KY. Performed the experiments: JH XY KY. Analyzed the data: JH SK HoU DS YL KY. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JH DS KY. Wrote the paper: JH SK GDSJ KY. Discovered the fossils: JH XY KY. Provided the actiniarian data: HU.