A Chondrophorine (medusoid hydrozoan) from the Basal Cambrian (Placentian) of Newfoundland
|Title||A Chondrophorine (medusoid hydrozoan) from the Basal Cambrian (Placentian) of Newfoundland|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1991|
|Authors||Narbonne, E, Myrow, P, Landing, E, Anderson, MM|
|Journal||Journal of Paleontology|
Specimens of the discoid, chambered megafossil Kullingia delicata (Fedonkin) occur near the base of member 2 of the Chapel Island Formation on the Burin Peninsula of Newfoundland. Morphologic and taphonomic features suggest that these fossils can be interpreted as the impressions of pelagic chondrophorines. Kullingia provides a link between Ediacaran and Paleozoic forms, and thus supports the view that the Chondrophorina represents a conservative evolutionary lineage extending back into the Precambrian.