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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.
Agnostid Trilobite Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Trilobita Order: Agnostida Family: Ptychagnostidae Genus: Ptychagnostus Species: gibbus Author Citation Linnarsson 1869 Geological Time Scale Eon: Phanerozoic Era: Paleozoic Period: Cambrian Epoch: Middle Stratigraphy St Davids Sediments Biostratigraphy Paradoxides Series Provenance Acquired by: Purchase/Trade Location Road cutting, 300 m S.W. of Cement works. Slammerstad, Oslo Norway Listed as St.David's, Paradoxides Series. About 505 million years old.