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  1. Tidgy's Dad

    Adam's Cambrian

    A rangeomorph holdfast trace fossil from the Ediacara formation, Rawnsley quartzite of the Flinders Range, South Australia. This specimen is Medusina mawsoni, so called because it was until recently thought to be a jellyfish, but is now believed to be the attachment point of a fractal rangeomorph as Charniodiscus is the point of anchorage for Charnia sp. This one may have been the holdfast point for some species of Rangea. The diameter of the outer circle is 1.5 cm and the fossil is estimated to be 555 million years old.
  2. 555 myo fossils reveal early Arkarua feeding habits An international team of researchers has shed light on the feeding mode of Pentaradial Arkarua, strange, alien-like creature. By Annemarie Gaskin, University of Adelaide. University of Adelaide Newsroom, cosmos, April 6, 2021 The open access paper is: Cracknell, K., García-Bellido, D.C., Gehling, J.G. et al. Pentaradial eukaryote suggests expansion of suspension feeding in White Sea-aged Ediacaran communities. Scientific Reports 11, 4121 (2021). https://doi.org/10.103
  3. 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
  4. Hello everyone, I came across this fossil on one of the auction sites - unfortunately the seller knows nothing about its age or even the country of origin. He sent me the following pictures, which however are not very sharp :(( Nevertheless, does it look like anything Ediacaran to you? The size is 17,5 x 12,5 x 2 cm. The guy says it's shale rock. What do you think? I will appreciate your comments :) Kasia
  5. Fungi might have lived on land earlier than thought. Tiny pyritized fossils over 600 million years old http://www.sci-news.com/paleontology/ediacaran-fungi-09298.html
  6. Wow! Excellent preservation in pyrite allows detailed anatomical study of Ediacaran fossil from Namibia and clues to relationships to various Cambrian Fauna https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/7/1/eabf2933
  7. Hello, I'd like to share my most recently acquired fossil, a Dickinsonia costata from the White Sea. It's estimated to be a little over 550 million years old and is considered among the first animal macrofossils. I think an old stromatolite may be the next fossil item on my wishlist. What is the oldest fossil in your collection? Share it here
  8. Retallack, G.J., Matthews, N.A., Master, S., Khangar, R.G., Khan, M. 2021 Dickinsonia Discovered in India and Late Ediacaran Biogeography. Gondwana Research, 90:165-170 DOI: 10.1016/j.gr.2020.11.008
  9. 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
  10. Ediacaran body fossils are extremely rare in North Carolina. This specimen came from a well dated Ediacaran Site. The site produces Aspidellas, microbial mat, and trace fossils. The Cid fm is the unit exposed in this quarry. Some have argued that this is microbial mat that had been influenced by the movement of water. If you look closely there is at least two specimens and the structure doesn't appear to show the MISS type features. I have sent some photos off to paleontologists who specialize in Ediacaran fossils. I'm eagerly waiting to find out what they think. I have had at least one paleon
  11. New fossil one half the size of a rice grain is oldest Bilaterally symmetrical creature. Ancestor of vertebrates, arthropods, etc. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/mar/23/fossil-ikaria-wariootia-bilateral-organism-human-relative
  12. Fossils Suggest the Egg Came Before the Chicken https://www.technologynetworks.com/applied-sciences/news/fossils-suggest-the-egg-came-before-the-chicken-327885 https://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2019/november/animal-embryos.html The paper is: Yin et al. (2019) The Early Ediacaran Caveasphaera Foreshadows the Evolutionary Origin of Animal-like Embryology. Current Biology. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2019.10.057 https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(19)31429-0 Yours, Paul H.
  13. These tracks were made by a foot-long worm on a "death march" 550 million years ago. Newsweek, Sept. 4, 2019 (has pictures ) https://www.newsweek.com/ancient-worm-tracks-evolution-life-1457624 Barras, C., 2019. Ancient worm fossil rolls back origins of animal life. Nature, 573(7772), p.15. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02556-x https://www.nature.com/magazine-assets/d41586-019-02556-x/d41586-019-02556-x.pdf Chen, Z., Zhou, C., Yuan, X. and Xiao, S., 2019. Death march of a segmented and trilobate bilaterian elucidates earl
  14. https://www.newscientist.com/article/2215291-540-million-year-old-worm-was-first-segmented-animal-that-could-move/?utm_campaign=RSS|NSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=news https://www.courthousenews.com/scientists-uncover-550-million-year-old-fossils-of-bug-trails/
  15. connorp

    Pre/Cambrian Collection

    I have always been quite fascinated with the early stages of development of life on Earth. My interest really picked up when I first discovered the Ediacaran biota, and who can blame me. Those creatures are so enigmatic and fascinating. I was able to pick up a few specimens, but quickly realized that my desire for fossils greatly outweighed the supply and cost of Ediacaran fossils, and I soon discovered the equally fascinating and enigmatic Lower Cambrian Chengjiang biota. I was, and still am, blown away at the quality of preservation of these soft bodied critters. A lot of specimens come very
  16. Earliest animals developed later than assumed, Max Planck Society https://phys.org/news/2019-03-earliest-animals-assumed.html Fossil fats suggest animal life got started later than previously thought. New Atlas. Michael Irving, March 7th, 2019 https://newatlas.com/earliest-animals-evolved-later/58771/ Nettersheim, B.J., Brocks, J.J., Schwelm, A., Hope, J.M., Not, F., Lomas, M., Schmidt, C., Schiebel, R., Nowack, E.C., De Deckker, P. and Pawlowski, J., 2019. Putative sponge biomarkers in unicellular Rhizaria question an early rise of ani
  17. Inside out? Ediacaran fossils might represent internal structures, researchers say. At 560 million-years-old, Ediacarans are truly ancient organisms, but do palaeontologists really know what they looked like? Elizabeth Finkel reports. https://cosmosmagazine.com/palaeontology/inside-out-ediacaran-fossils-might-represent-internal-structures-researchers-say The paper is: Bobrovskiy, I., Krasnova, A., Ivantsov, A., Luzhnaya, E. and Brocks, J.J., 2019. Simple sediment rheology explains the Ediacara biota preservation. Nature eco
  18. This Australian farmer is saving fossils of some of the planet’s weirdest, most ancient creatures By Elizabeth Finkel, Science, Mar. 28, 2019 https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/03/australian-farmer-saving-fossils-some-planet-s-weirdest-most-ancient-creatures Yours, Paul H.
  19. 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 entire
  20. Scylla

    Pre Cambrian Explosion(s)

    Multiple episodes of rapid evolutionary change may have been linked to climate and oxygen changes from 571 mya on. https://m.phys.org/news/2019-03-ancient-prompt-rethink-animal-evolution.html
  21. For those interested in Ediacaran fossils, you may have seen a lot of supposed medusoids coming out of sandstones/quartzites in Namibia. They are usually labeled as unidentified medusoids, but sometimes as the enigmatic genus Namacalathus to command a higher price. At first glance, some specimens do bear resemblance to a top-down cross section of Namacalathus (such as the specimen below), however note that Namacalathus are preserved as calcite skeletons, not as molds in sandstone. A thread discussing these was posted several years ago, without a definitive conclusion.
  22. According to Hagadorn et al., Tirasiana coniformis might be a synonym of Aspidella terranovica Billings, 1872. Lit.: MacGabhann, B. A. (2007) Discoidal fossils of the Ediacaran biota: a review of current understanding. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 286, 297-313, 1 January 2007, https://doi.org/10.1144/SP286.21
  23. oilshale

    Kimberella quadrata Wade, 1972

    From the album: Invertebrates

    Kimberella quadrata Wade, 1972 Ediacaran Onega Island Arkhangelsk White sea region Russia Dorsal view according Micha L. Rieser (copyright holder, Wikipedia) a: striae b: crenellated zone c: proximal ridge d: distal ridge e: anterior knoll f: lobe g: medial depressionor or midline ridge
  24. oilshale

    Tirasiana coniformis Palij, 1976

    From the album: Invertebrates

    Tirasiana coniformis Palij, 1976 Ediacaran Karachiivtsi Ukraine
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