Kimberella — The Oldest Radula (Not)
There is a strange fact that shows that any interpretation of these trace fossils has to be taken with a grain of salt.
Reconstructing Kimberella — The Disputed Anatomy in Detail
Fossils often leave much room for very different interpretations of relatively poor evidence.
Kimberella — A Checkered History
John Kimber collected the first fossils of this organism and died tragically at age 38 during an expedition in South Australia in 1964.
Was Kimberella a Precambrian Mollusk?
If identified as an animal, it would “predate the Cambrian explosion of bilaterian animal phyla as a kind of ‘advance guard.’”
Squeezing Out the Mystery: Final Comments on Strickberger’s Evolution
The phenomenon of convergent evolution suggests that natural selection fits better with the analogy of the engineer than it does the tinkerer.