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A Chondrophorine (medusoid hydrozoan) from the Basal Cambrian (Placentian) of Newfoundland

TitleA Chondrophorine (medusoid hydrozoan) from the Basal Cambrian (Placentian) of Newfoundland
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsNarbonne, E, Myrow, P, Landing, E, Anderson, MM
JournalJournal of Paleontology
Volume65
Pagination186-191
Keywordsgeology paleontology
Abstract
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.
URLhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/1305753