A cnidarian fossil from the Ediacaran period

A crown-group cnidarian from the Ediacaran of Charnwood Forest, UK

This seems a significant addition to our knowledge of life preceding the Cambrian Explosion. I won’t claim to understand the more technical content but what I can understand seems quite exciting.

Animal body plans are widely assumed to have become fixed during the Cambrian Explosion but Auroralumina demonstrates that at least one crown-group cnidarian body plan had already been established tens of millions of years previously.

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When will those scientists ever learn to stop discovering impossible things?

:wink:

Blondie’s prediction, “Fade away, Radiates,” would seem to be disconfirmed. They’ve not faded, particularly.

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Blondie: Dagwood’s wife? Debbie Harry’s band? What?

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Debbie Harry’s band. Fade Away And Radiate - YouTube

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