The new evidence is very ambiguous and totally inconclusive. No far-reaching conclusions should be drawn from such dubious material.
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.
Günter Bechly explains why the Precambrian fossil Namacalathus fails as a transitional precursor to the Cambrian explosion.
It could be anything, from a coelenterate-grade or sponge-grade organism to even a protist or an alga.
I have been writing a series of articles on alleged Ediacaran animals that have been postulated as precursors of the Cambrian explosion.