Medusa Slab
Lot 2087
Edicarian Fossils or Pseudofossils on Slab
US$ 2,000 - 2,500
£1,200 - 1,500
Lot Details
Edicarian Fossils or Pseudofossils on Slab
Presumed Cnidarian
Ranford Formation, Australia

Whether the patterns on this 560-545 million-year-old slab represent fossils or pseudofossils is a matter of debate. Some would argue that these are cnidarian medusaforms, but others would insist that they are non-biogenically produced artifacts. Organisms from the Ediacaran Period existed almost 40 million years before the Cambrian Explosion. They bear little resemblance to life forms of today; indeed, they are difficult to compare to life forms of the Cambrian. Here is an acquisition sure to stimulate thought-provoking discussion.
Measures 14 x 11 x 1in
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