One researchers has preferred to classify Kimberella among the Ediacaran “fossil problematica.”
There is a strange fact that shows that any interpretation of these trace fossils has to be taken with a grain of salt.
Fossils often leave much room for very different interpretations of relatively poor evidence.
John Kimber collected the first fossils of this organism and died tragically at age 38 during an expedition in South Australia in 1964.
If identified as an animal, it would “predate the Cambrian explosion of bilaterian animal phyla as a kind of ‘advance guard.’”