Kimberella — Controversial Scratch Marks
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.”
Reconstructing Kimberella — The Disputed Anatomy in Detail
Fossils often leave much room for very different interpretations of relatively poor evidence.
Kimberella — Four Phases of Interpretation
In the quite checkered history of the detailed reconstruction of Kimberella, we can distinguish four distinct successive phases.
Kimberella — Interpreting the Fossils
One of the few features that are uncontroversial is the body size: The fossils measure usually 1-5 cm in length.
Kimberella — Conflicting Evidence from Taphonomy
The fossilization of Kimberella specimens was most likely based on rapid burial with sand during storm events.