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Dickinsonia was named by Sprigg (1947) [Sepkoski's age data: ]. Its type is Dickinsonia costata.

It was assigned to Erniettamorpha by Sepkoski (2002); to Placozoa by Sperling and Vinther (2010); and to Petalonamae by Hoyal Cuthill and Han (2018).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1947Dickinsonia Sprigg
2002Dickinsonia Sepkoski, Jr.
2010Dickinsonia Sperling and Vinther p. 207
2018Dickinsonia Hoyal Cuthill and Han p. 8

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phylumPetalonamaePflug 1972
genusDickinsoniaSprigg 1947

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.

No diagnoses are available