Last but not least, there is this gem: In 1986 strange mushroom-shaped deep-sea animals were collected offshore South Australia.
Trilobozoans are unique to the Ediacaran biota; they appeared suddenly 560 million-years-ago in the fossil record without any precursors.
Even Evans et al. (2021) themselves admitt that “phylogenetic affinities for most of the Ediacara Biota remain enigmatic.”
Wow, that’s cool, they not only found the elusive Ediacaran animals but even could unravel their genomes!?
The new evidence is very ambiguous and totally inconclusive. No far-reaching conclusions should be drawn from such dubious material.