The new fossils stem from a layer in the Nama Group of Namibia, just below an ash bed that could be radiometrically dated to 547.32 ± 0.65 million years.
None of the Cambrian animal phyla is represented in the Ediacaran fossil record.
The fossil record speaks clearly and cries out loud: the history of life on Earth is a history of saltations.
One researchers has preferred to classify Kimberella among the Ediacaran “fossil problematica.”
It is remarkable, indeed, how detailed a medusoid morphology was projected onto Kimberella fossils and later recognized as pure fantasy.