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Kimberellomorpha

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2011Kimberellomorpha Erwin et al.

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kingdomAnimalia()
Kimberellomorpha
RankNameAuthor
Kimberellomorpha

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Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
D. H. Erwin et al. 2011Oval-shaped, bilaterally symmetrical fossils composed of several morphologically distinct and concentrically-arranges zones. Outermost zone is typically smooth and crenulated, while innermost region is bordered by thin transverse wrinkles and contains a deep longitudinal invagination in the center. The anterior end is narrower and appears to house a retractable, arrow-shaped structure presumed to be responsible for the fan-shaped scratch marks (i.e. Radulichnus) sometimes associated with Kimberella.