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Charniodiscus spinosus (Frond)

Taxonomy
Charniodiscus spinosus was named by Laflamme et al. (2004) [DISTRIBUTION: Ediacaran; North America; Mistaken Point]. Its type specimen is ROM 36047 and is an impression.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2004Charniodiscus spinosus Laflamme et al. p. 832 figs. figs. 2, 3.1, 4.1-4.4
2008Charniodiscus spinosus Hofmann et al. p. 20

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Arboreomorpha
RankNameAuthor
genusCharniodiscus
speciesspinosus

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
M. Laflamme et al. 2004Charniodiscus with less than 15 branches. Frond ovate, aligned with stem, and terminated by prominent spine.