Name: Ediacara Assemblage
Location: Worldwide - named after locality in Australia. Also found in Namibia, Sweden, Eastern Europe, Canada, England, Wales, New Foundland,
Age: Neoproterozoic

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References and Links


Gehling, J.G. 1986. Algal binding of siliciclastic sediments: a mechanism in the preservation of Ediacaran fossils, 12th International Sedimentological Congress, Canberra, Abstracts, 117.

Glaessner, M.F. & Wade, M. 1966. The Late Precambrian fossils from Ediacara, South Australia, Palaeontology, 9, 599-628.

Glaessner, M.F. 1984. The Dawn of Animal Life. Cambridge University Press.

Grotzinger J.P. et al. 1995. Biostratigraphic and geochronologic constraints on early animal evolution. Science, 270, 598-604.

Seilacher, A. 1992. Vendobionta and Psammocorallia: lost constructions of Precambrian evolution. Journal of the Geological Society,149, 607-613.

Seilacher,A. 1993. Early multicellular life: Late Proterozoic fossils and the Cambrian explosion. In Early life on Earth, Nobel Symposium No.84. 389-

Waggoner, B. M. 1996. Phylogenetic hypotheses of the relationships of arthropods to Precambrian and Cambrian problematic taxa. Systematic Biology, 45, 190-222.

Waggoner, B. M. 1999. Biogeographic analyses of the Ediacara biota: a conflict with paleotectonic reconstructions. Paleobiology, 25, 440-458.


Berkeley University Photographs of Ediacara fossils.

Ediacara Location in Australia

Canadian Ediacara Site

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Section author: Kate Yarrington

This section is part of a Fossil Lagerstätten web site which has been built up as a result of the efforts of the 2002-3 MSc Palaeobiology class in the Department of Earth Sciences at University of Bristol, as part of a course in Scientific Communication.

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