Namacalathus Grotzinger et al. 2000


Full reference: J. P. Grotzinger, W. A. Watters, and A. H. Knoll. 2000. Calcified metazoans in thrombolite-stromatolite reefs of the terminal Proterozoic Nama Group, Namibia. Paleobiology 26(3):334-359

Parent taxon: Lophotrochozoa according to A. J. Shore et al. 2021

See also Grotzinger et al. 2000

Sister taxa: Annelida, Entoprocta, Lophophorata, Mollusca

Subtaxa: Namacalathus hermanastes

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Type: Namacalathus hermanastes

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder


• Ediacaran of Canada (1: British Columbia collection), Namibia (4), Oman (1), the Russian Federation (2)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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