New reconstruction of Kimberella, problematic Vendian metazoan

  title={New reconstruction of Kimberella, problematic Vendian metazoan},
  author={Andrei Yu. Ivantsov},
  journal={Paleontological Journal},
  • A. Ivantsov
  • Published 14 December 2009
  • Geology, Geography
  • Paleontological Journal
Six groups of fossil remains of Kimberella quadrata are described. They represent the imprints of the body in different types of preservation (including the group of specimens that are elongated more than twice in comparison with the common ones) and also the feeding traces and mucus secretions. The imprint is considered to be created only by the upper side of the body. The fossil material shows that Kimberella had hard sclerites, probably of aragonite, and several teeth in its mouth… 

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