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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 (4)

Entire range

Parvancorina (Genus) Glaessner, 1958

Parvancorina minchami Sprigg

Lower limit

Branchiopoda (Class) Latreille, 1817 - branchiopods

Crustacea (Superclass) Pennant, 1777 see ([unranked]) Crustaceomorpha Chernyshev, 1960 - crustaceans

Arthropods (10)

Entire range

Diplichnites (Genus) Dawson, 1873

Spriggina floundersi Glaessner

Triforillonia (Genus) Gehling, Narbonne & Anderson, 2000

Triforillonia costellae Gehling et al., 2000

Lower limit

Arthropoda (Phylum) Siebold, 1848 - arthropods

Crustacea (Subphylum) Brünnich, 1772 see (Superclass) Crustacea Pennant, 1777 - crustaceans

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

Parvancorinomorpha (Subphylum) J.-P. Lin et al., 2006

Trilobitomorpha (Subphylum) Størmer, 1944 see (Superclass) †Trilobitomorpha Størmer, 1944 - trilobites

Trilobitomorpha (Superclass) Størmer, 1944, stat. inval. see (Superclass) †Trilobitomorpha Størmer, 1944

Molluscs (2)

Entire range

Aspidella (Genus) Billings, 1872

Within limits

Halkieriidae (Family) Poulsen, 1967

Sponges (3)

Entire range

Paleophragmodictya (Genus) Gehling & Rigby, 1996

Lower limit

Hexactinellida (Class) Schmidt, 1870 - hexactinellids

Porifera (Phylum) Grant, 1836 - sponges

Invertebrates (65)

Entire range

Albumares (Genus) Fedonkin, 1976

Albumaresidae (Family) Fedonkin, 1985

Anabarites (Genus) Missarzhevsky, 1969

Anabaritidae (Family) Glaessner, 1979, nom. inval. see (Family) †Anabaritidae Missarzhevsky, 1974

Anafesta (Genus) nom. null. see (Genus) †Anfesta Fedonkin, 1984

Arborea (Genus) Glaessner & Wade, 1966

Aspidella ternmovica

Bradgatia (Genus) Boynton & Ford, 1995

Bradgatia linfordensis Boynton & Ford, 1995

Charnia (Genus) Ford, 1958

Charnia wardi Narbonne & Gehling, 2003

Charniidae (Family) Glaessner, 1979

Charniodiscus (Genus) Ford, 1958

Charniodiscus arborens see Charniodiscus arboreus (Glaessner, 1959)

Charniodiscus arboreus (Glaessner, 1959) see Arborea arborea (Glaessner, 1959) Glaessner & Wade, 1966

Charniodiscus procerus M. LaFlamme et al., 2004

Charniodiscus spinosus M. LaFlamme et al., 2004

Conomedusites (Genus) Glaessner & Wade, 1966

Cyclomedusa (Genus) Sprigg, 1947

Cyclomedusa plana Glaessner & Wade

Dickinsonia (Genus) Sprigg, 1947

Dickinsonia costata Sprigg

Ediacara (Genus)

Eoporpita (Genus) Wade, 1972

Ernietta (Genus) Pflug, 1966

Erniettamorpha (Class) Pflug, 1972 see ([unranked]) †Erniettomorpha Pflug, 1972

Erniettidae (Family) Pflug, 1972

Glaessnerina (Genus) Germs, 1972

Ivesia (Genus) Boynton & Ford, 1995, nom. illeg.

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) Gurich, 1930

Rangeidae (Family)

Rangeomorpha (Class) Pflug, 1972 see ([unranked]) †Rangeomorpha Pflug, 1972

Sinocyclocyclicus (Genus) Xue, 1992

Sinocyclocyclicus guizhouensis Xue et al., 1992

Skinnera (Genus) Wade, 1969

Spriggina (Genus) Glaessner, 1958

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)

Conodonta (Phylum) Eichenberg, 1930 see (Subclass) †Conodonta Eichenberg, 1930

Hydroida (Order) Johnston, 1836 see (Order) Anthoathecatae - hydroids

Hydrozoa (Class) Owen, 1843

Octocorallia (Subclass) Haeckel, 1866 see (Subclass) Alcyonaria - octocorals

Paraconodontida (Class) Müller, 1962 see (Order) †Paraconodontida Müller, 1962

Protomedusae (Class)

Scyphomedusae (Group) see (Subclass) Scyphomedusae Lankaster, 1877

Scyphozoa (Class) Goette, 1887 - jellyfish

Trachylinida (Order) see (Order) Trachylina Haeckel, 1879

Within limits

Cnidaria (Phylum) Hatschek, 1888 - cnidarians

Monoplacophora (Class) Odhner, 1940 - monoplacophorans

Animals (5)

Entire range

Annulusichnus (Genus) Zhang Luyi, 1986

Annulusichnus regularis

Cloudina (Genus) Germs, 1972

Inaria (Genus) Gehling, 1988

Within limits

Animalia (Kingdom) Linnaeus, 1758 - animals

Algae (1)

Within limits

Prasinophyceae (Class) T. Christensen, 1962 ex Ø. Moestrup & J. Throndsen (1988) see ([unranked]) prasinophytes - prasinophytes

Protozoa (2)

Entire range

Vendobionta (Phylum) Seilacher, 1992 see (Phylum) †Vendozoa Seilacher, 1984

Within limits

Acritarcha (Group) Evitt, 1963 - acritarchs

Eukaryotes (4)

Lower limit

Dinomastigota (Phylum) Margulis, 1996 see (Phylum) Dinoflagellata Engl. (1903)

Within limits

Eukarya (Superkingdom) Chatton, 1925 see (Domain) Eukaryota Chatton, 1925

Eukaryota (Domain) Chatton, 1925 - eukaryotes

Protoctista (Kingdom) Hogg, 1860

Prokaryotes (4)

Within limits

Bacteria (Kingdom) (Cohn 1870) Cavalier-Smith 1983 see (Kingdom) Bacteria Cavalier-Smith 2002 - bacteria

Bacteria (Kingdom) Cavalier-Smith 2002 see (Domain) Bacteria Woese et al. 1990 - bacteria

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

Monera (Kingdom) Haeckel 1866 see (Domain) Bacteria Woese et al. 1990

Organisms (1)

Within limits

organisms ([unranked]) see (Clade) Biota Wagner 2004 [Wiemann, de Queiroz, Rowe, Planavsky, Anderson, Gogarten, Turner & Gauthier 2020]

Geological regions (52)

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])

Sino-Korean Craton ([unranked]) see ([unranked]) North China Craton

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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