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Deep-Water Ediacaran Fossils

Caption: These are deep-water Ediacaran fossils from the Mackenzie Mountains, NW Canada (Narbonne et al.). 1, Hiemalora (left) and Aspidella (right); 2, Namalia Germs, 1968; 3, Primocandelabrum Hofmann, O'Brien and King, 2008 with Aspidella-like holdfasts, several of which exhibit stems or fronds (arrows); 4, close-up of Primocandelabrum showing an Aspidella-like disc at its base and candelabra-like branches at the distal end of the preserved frond (arrows). Scale bars represent 1 cm or 1 cm increments.

Credit: Narbonne, et al.

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