The life and times of Pteridinium simplex

Simon Darroch, Brandt Gibson, Maggie Syversen, Imran Rahman, Rachel Racicot, Frances Dunn, Susana Gutarra-Diaz, Eberhard Schindler, Achim Wehrmann & Marc Laflamme
Pteridinium simplex is an iconic erniettomorph taxon best known from late Ediacaran successions in South Australia, Russia, and Namibia. Despite nearly 100 years of study, there remain fundamental questions surrounding the paleobiology and -ecology of this organism, including it’s life position relative the sediment-water interface, and how it fed and functioned within benthic communities. Here, we combine a re-description of specimens housed at the Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Frankfurt with field observations of fossiliferous surfaces...
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