The Late Precambrian fossil Kimberella is a mollusc-like bilaterian organism

@article{Fedonkin1997TheLP,
  title={The Late Precambrian fossil Kimberella is a mollusc-like bilaterian organism},
  author={Mikhail A. Fedonkin and Benjamin M. Waggoner},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1997},
  volume={388},
  pages={868-871}
}
The fossil Kimberella quadrata was originally described from late Precambrian rocks of southern Australia. Reconstructed as a jellyfish, it was later assigned to the cubozoans (‘box jellies’), and has been cited as a clear instance of an extant animal lineage present before the Cambrian. Until recently, Kimberella was known only from Australia, with the exception of some questionable north Indian specimens. We now have over thirty-five specimens of this fossil from the Winter Coast of the White… Expand
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