A former teacher of mine was the late Adolf Seilacher, who was a leading authority on trace fossils and who for obvious reasons preferred to be called “Dolf.”
Fossils often leave much room for very different interpretations of relatively poor evidence.
In the quite checkered history of the detailed reconstruction of Kimberella, we can distinguish four distinct successive phases.
One of the few features that are uncontroversial is the body size: The fossils measure usually 1-5 cm in length.
The fossilization of Kimberella specimens was most likely based on rapid burial with sand during storm events.