Ediacaran biota
The Ediacara (/ˌiːdiˈækərə/; formerly Vendian) biota consisted of enigmatic tubular and frond-shaped, mostly sessile organisms that lived during the Ediacaran Period (ca. 635–542 Ma). Trace fossils of...
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Scientists Discover How Some Of The World’s First Animals Reproduced
Rangeomorphs, which lived about 565 million years ago, were pretty strange. They're often considered to be some of the first animals to evolve on Earth, but they share little in common with modern cri...
Ediacaran type preservation
Ediacaran type preservation relates to the dominant preservational mode in the Ediacaran period, where Ediacaran organisms were preserved as casts on the surface of microbial mats.
All but the sma...
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Rangeomorph
The rangeomorphs are a form taxon of frondose Ediacaran fossils that are united by a similarity to Rangea. Some workers, e.g., Pflug and Narbonne, suggest that a natural taxon Rangeomorpha may include...
Trilobozoa
Trilobozoa ("three-lobed animals") is an extinct taxon of organisms which displayed tri-radial symmetry. Trilobozoans were most dominant during the Ediacaran period — prior to the Cambrian explosion o...
Otavia
Otavia antiqua is an early sponge-like fossil found in Namibia in the Etosha National Park. It is claimed to be the oldest animal fossil, being found in rock aged between 760 and 550 million years ago...
Scientists Discover How Some Of The World’s First Animals Reproduced
Rangeomorphs, which lived about 565 million years ago, were pretty strange. They're often considered to be some of the first animals to evolve on Earth, but they share little in common with modern cri...
Nemiana
Nemiana is a genus of simple, sessile organisms, containing just one species, N. simplex. They are one of the most commonly found Ediacaran organisms. While they have been found worldwide, their main ...
Proarticulata
Proarticulata is an extinct phylum of very early bilateria-like animals known from fossils found in the Ediacaran (Vendian) marine deposits, and dates to approximately 558 to 555 million yea...
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Eoandromeda
Eoandromeda is an Ediacaran organism consisting of eight radial spiral arms, and known from two taphonomic modes: the standard Ediacara type preservation in Australia, and as carbonaceous compressions...
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Arumberia
Arumberia is an enigmatic fossil from the Ediacaran period originally described from the Arumbera Sandstone, Northern Territory, Australia but also found in the Urals, East Siberia, England and Wales,...
Bradgatia
Bradgatia is a bush-like Ediacaran fossil. It consists of six or more fronds radiating from a central anchor point at the base. It resembles a squashed cabbage in appearance. When multiple fossils are...
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Vendoconularia
Vendoconularia is a genus of Ediacaran organism consisting of a hexagonal cone, which is thought to have housed a tentaculate organism. Three longitudinal bands are interspersed between the six sides ...
Bomakellia
Bomakellia kelleri is an Ediacaran fossil organism represented by only one specimen approximately 9 cm long from the Ust'-Pinega Formation of the Syuzma River and it has similarity to Mialsemia s...
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Tribrachidium
Tribrachidium heraldicum is a tri-radially symmetrical fossil animal that lived in the late Ediacaran (Vendian) seas. In life, it was hemispherical in form. T. heraldicum is the best known member of ...
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Coronacollina acula
Coronacollina acula is a multicellular organism from the Ediacaran period resembling the Cambrian 'sponge' Choia. The organism comprised a raised, tri-radially-symmetrical central mound with a centra...
Rangea
Rangea is a frond-like Ediacaran fossil with six-fold radial symmetry. It is the type species of the rangeomorphs.A total of six species have been described, but only the type species Rangea schneider...
Miaohephyton
Miaohephyton is a carbonaceous compression fossil of a thalloid organism that has been interpreted as a brown alga.Its Neoproterozoic age (600 to 550 million years ago) is incompatible with ...
Somatohelix
Somatohelix is a genus of cuvaceous, spiralling tubular fossil, 2–7 mm wide and 3–14 cm long, from the Ediacaran deposites of the South Australia that was originally interpreted as a trace fossil; a l...
Albumares brunsae
Albumares brunsae is a tri-radially symmetrical fossil animal that lived in the late Ediacaran (Vendian) seafloor. It is a member of the extinct group Trilobozoa.
The generic name Albumares deriv...
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Tamga (genus)
Tamga hamulifera is a disk-shaped fossil from Precambrian strata of the White Sea area, in Russia.
The small (3–5 mm in long), disk-shaped fossil has seven hook-like isomers in a star-like ar...
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Epibaion
Epibaion is a trace fossil imprint of the Ediacaran animals of the phylum Proarticulata, which became extinct in the Precambrian. Imprints often occurring in chains, that is interpreted as a feeding t...
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Namacalathus
Namacalathus is a problematic metazoan fossil occurring in the latest Ediacaran. The first, and only described species, N. hermanastes, was first described in 2000 from Nama Group of central and south...
Large ornamented Ediacaran microfossil
Large ornamented Ediacaran microfossils (LOEMs) are microscopic acritarchs, usually over 100 μm in diameter, which are common in sediments of the Ediacaran period, 635 to 541 million ye...
Ausia (animal)
Ausia fenestrata is a curious Ediacaran period (630 – 542 million years ago) fossil represented by only one specimen 5 cm long from the Nama Group, a Vendian to Cambrian group of stratigraphic se...
Ausia (animal) - Wikipedia
Kimberella
Kimberella is a monospecific genus of bilaterian known only from rocks of the Ediacaran period. The slug-like organism fed by scratching the microbial surface on which it dwelt in a manner similar to...
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Windermeria
Windermeria aitkeni is a Precambrian organism from the Blueflower Formation of Sekwi Brook North, in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Only one specimen has been found. Windermeria is a small (16.4...
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Solza (animal)
Solza margarita is an extinct animal of uncertain phylogeny which lived about 555 mya in the Ediacaran period.
Fossils of the Solza margarita is found in the Verkhovka and Zimnegory formations on ...
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