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Ediacaran

The Ediacaran was the last period of the Neoproterozoic Era and lasted from 635 to 541 million years ago. It is named after the Ediacara Hills of South Australia. Good fossils of multi-celled animals. Ediacaran fauna (or Vendobionta) flourish worldwide in seas. Trace fossils of worm-like Trichophycus, etc. First sponges and trilobitomorphs. Enigmatic forms include oval-shaped Dickinsonia, frond-shaped Charniodiscus, and many soft-jellied creatures.

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