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Period: Ediacaran
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Period: 650 million to 544 million years ago. Syn.: Vendian

Echinoderms (1)

Entire range:

Arkarua (Genus) Gehling, 1987

Crustaceans (3)

Entire range:

Parvancorina (Genus)

Parvancorina minchami Sprigg

Lower limit:

Branchiopoda (Class) Latreille, 1817 - branchiopods

Arthropods (7)

Entire range:

Diplichnites (Genus) Dawson, 1873

Spriggina (Genus) Glaessner, 1958

Spriggina floundersi Glaessner

Triforillonia (Genus) Gehling, Narbonne & Anderson, 2000

Triforillonia costellae Gehling et al., 2000

Lower limit:

Arthropoda (Phylum) von Siebold, 1848 - arthropods

Parvancorinomorpha ([unranked]) J.-P. Lin et al., 2006

Molluscs (2)

Entire range:

Aspidella (Genus) Billings, 1872

Within limits:

Halkieriidae (Family)

Sponges (3)

Entire range:

Paleophragmodictya (Genus) Gehling & Rigby, 1996

Lower limit:

Hexactinellida (Class) Schmidt, 1870 - hexactinellids

Porifera (Phylum) Grant, 1836 - sponges

Invertebrates (53)

Entire range:

Albumares (Genus) Fedonkin, 1976

Albumaresidae (Family) Fedonkin, 1985

Anabarites (Genus) Missarzhevsky, 1969

Aspidella ternmovica

Bradgatia (Genus) Boynton & Ford, 1995

Bradgatia linfordensis

Charnia (Genus) Ford, 1958

Charnia wardi Narbonne & Gehling, 2003

Charniidae (Family)

Charniodiscus (Genus) Ford, 1958

Charniodiscus arboreus

Charniodiscus procerus M. LaFlamme et al., 2004

Charniodiscus spinosus M. LaFlamme et al., 2004

Conomedusites (Genus)

Cyclomedusa (Genus) Sprigg, 1947

Cyclomedusa plana Glaessner & Wade

Dickinsonia (Genus) Sprigg, 1947

Dickinsonia costata Sprigg

Ediacara (Genus)

Eoporpita (Genus) Wade, 1972

Ernietta (Genus)

Erniettamorpha (Class) Pflug, 1972

Erniettidae (Family) Pflug, 1972

Glaessnerina (Genus) Germs, 1972

Kimberella (Genus) Wade, 1972

Mawsonites (Genus) Glaessner & Wade, 1966

Paracharnia (Genus)

Phyllozoan (Genus)

Praecambridium (Genus) Glaessner & Wade, 1966

Pteridiniidae (Family) Richter, 1955

Pteridinium (Genus) Gürich, 1933

Rangea (Genus)

Rangeidae (Family)

Rangeomorpha (Class) Pflug, 1972

Sinocyclocyclicus (Genus)

Sinocyclocyclicus guizhouensis Xue et al., 1992

Skinnera (Genus) Wade, 1969

Swarpuntia (Genus)

Thectardis (Genus) Clapham, Narbonne, Gehling, Greentree & Anderson, 2004 - triangles

Thectardis avalonensis Clapham et al., 2004

Tribrachididae (Family) Runnegar, 1992

Tribrachidium (Genus) Glaessner, 1959

Tribrachidium heraldicum Sprigg

Vendia (Genus) Keller, 1969

Lower limit:

Anthozoa (Class) Ehrenberg, 1831

Brachiopoda (Phylum) Duméril, 1806 - brachiopods

Cloudinidae (Family) Hahn & Pflug, 1985

Conchopeltida (Order)

Hydrozoa (Class) Owen, 1843

Protomedusae (Class)

Scyphozoa (Class) - jellyfish

Within limits:

Cnidaria (Phylum) Hatschek, 1888 - cnidarians

Monoplacophora (Class) Odhner, 1940 - monoplacophorans

Animals (3)

Entire range:

Annulusichnus regularis

Cloudina (Genus) Germs, 1972

Within limits:

Animalia (Kingdom) Linnaeus, 1758 - animals

Protozoa (1)

Within limits:

Acritarcha (Group) Evitt, 1963 - acritarchs

Eukaryotes (1)

Within limits:

Eukaryota (Domain) Chatton, 1925 - eukaryotes

Prokaryotes (1)

Within limits:

Cyanobacteria (Phylum) (ex Stanier 1974) Cavalier-Smith 2002 - cyanobacteria

Organisms (1)

Within limits:

Biota ([unranked])

Geological regions (51)

Entire range:

Pannotia ([unranked]) I.W.D. Dalziel, 1997 - Vendian supercontinent

Lower limit:

Gondwana ([unranked]) E. Suess, 1861

Laurentia ([unranked])

Within limits:

Aldan Shield (Geologic province)

Anabar Shield ([unranked])

Arabian-Nubian Shield ([unranked])

Baikal Fold Belt ([unranked])

Baltic Shield ([unranked])

Cameroon N'tem Complex ([unranked])

Central Africa Craton ([unranked])

Chaillu Craton ([unranked])

Committee Bay Block ([unranked])

Congo Craton ([unranked])

Ethiopian Block ([unranked])

Greenland Shield (Geologic province)

Guapore Craton ([unranked])

Guiana Shield ([unranked])

Indian Shield (Geologic province)

Kaapvaal Craton ([unranked])

Kaminak Group ([unranked])

Kasaï Craton ([unranked])

Labrador Shield ([unranked])

Litchfield Complex ([unranked])

Luis Alves Massif ([unranked])

Madagascar Craton ([unranked])

Man Shield ([unranked])

Nanambu Complex ([unranked])

Pilbara Block (Geologic province)

Reguibat Shield ([unranked])

Rio de la Plata Craton ([unranked])

Rio de la Plata Massif ([unranked])

Rul Jungle Complex ([unranked])

São Francisco Craton ([unranked])

Sayan Fold Belt ([unranked])

Scottish Shield ([unranked])

Sebakwe Proto-Craton ([unranked])

Slave Craton ([unranked])

Slave Province ([unranked])

Superior Craton ([unranked])

Superior Province ([unranked])

Tanzanian Craton ([unranked])

Tarim Craton ([unranked])

Tuareg Shield ([unranked])

Ukrainian Shield (Geologic province)

West African Craton ([unranked])

Wyoming Province ([unranked])

Yangtze Craton ([unranked])

Yienisei Fold Belt ([unranked])

Yilgarn Block (Geologic province)

Zambian Block ([unranked])

Zimbabwe Craton ([unranked])

Geological entities (4)

Lower limit:

Iapetus Ocean ([unranked])

Khanty Ocean ([unranked])

Proto-Tethys Ocean ([unranked])

Within limits:

Napier Complex ([unranked]) (Antarctica)

Links

http://www.palaeos.com/Proterozoic/Vendian/Vendian.htm

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