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So I recently acquired this little Ediacaran fossil. The round convex blobs have been identified as Beltanelliformis/Nemiana, but I'm not so sure about the flat one in image 3. Is this just a flattened specimen of the same genus? Or is this something else (e.g. a holdfast? muscular structures?)? The small bump/dimple in the center, along with the circular(ish) rings are of interest. Location: Podolia, Ukraine
Hello together, I just got a fossil that I am not sure what to make of. The species ID I got is Nemiana/Beltanelliformis, which I have no reason to doubt so far. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beltanelliformis What has me wondering is the preservation. Most pieces the seller had to offer seem to be imprints or remnants of sediment glued together by biofilms as one would expect for the species, like in the third pic. Containing mica interestingly. The piece in question appears covered in a shiny black layer that reminds me very much of what I once found in a glass bottle of c
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsBiomarkers helped solving the mystery of 500-million-year-old macroorganisms, Lomonosov Moscow State University, January 23, 2018, https://phys.org/news/2018-01-biomarkers-mystery-million-year-old-macroorganisms.html Bobrovskiy, I., Hope, J.M., Krasnova, A., Ivantsov, A. and Brocks, J.J., 2018. Molecular fossils from organically preserved Ediacara biota reveal cyanobacterial origin for Beltanelliformis. Nature Ecology & Evolution, Received: 16 July 2017 Accepted: 04 December 2017 Published online: 22 January 2018 https://www.nature.com/article