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  • Cyclomedusa davidi SPRIGG, 1947


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    • As with so many fossils from the Ediacaran, it is not certain to which phylum they belong.

       

      According to Fossilworks, Cyclomedusa belongs to Cnidaria.

       

      From Wikipedia: "Cyclomedusa was originally thought to be a jellyfish but some specimens seem to be distorted to accommodate adjacent specimens on the substrate, apparently indicating a benthic (bottom-dwelling) creature. The markings do not match the musculature pattern of modern jellyfish. The fossils have been conjectured to represent a holdfast for some stalked form — possibly an octacorallian, or something else entirely."

       

       

    Taxonomy

    Jellyfish?

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Cnidaria?
    Class: Incertae sedis
    Order: Incertae sedis
    Family: Incertae sedis
    Genus: Cyclomedusa
    Species: C. davidi
    Author Citation SPRIGG, 1947

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Proterozoic
    Era: Neoproterozoic
    Period: Ediacaran
    Epoch: Late

    Stratigraphy

    Mohyliv-Podilskyi Group
    Mohyliv Formation
    Yampil Beds

    Provenance

    Acquired by: Purchase/Trade

    Dimensions

    Diameter: 9cm

    Location

    Bernashivka
    Mohyliv-Podilskyi Raion
    Vinnytsia Oblast
    Ukraine

    Comments

    As with so many fossils from the Ediacaran, it is not certain to which phylum they belong.

     

    According to Fossilworks, Cyclomedusa belongs to Cnidaria.

     

    From Wikipedia: "Cyclomedusa was originally thought to be a jellyfish but some specimens seem to be distorted to accommodate adjacent specimens on the substrate, apparently indicating a benthic (bottom-dwelling) creature. The markings do not match the musculature pattern of modern jellyfish. The fossils have been conjectured to represent a holdfast for some stalked form — possibly an octacorallian, or something else entirely."

     

     



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