List of Ediacaran genera

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This is a list of all described Ediacaran genera, including the Ediacaran biota.

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Valid genus
  • Symbol rename vote.svg Junior synonym
  • Symbol question.svg Vague status
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Rejected as valid taxon
Name Authors Year Taxonomy Validity Notes Country
Affinovendia Sokolov 1984 Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Albumares[1] Fedonkin 1976 Trilobozoa Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Anabulia Vodanjuk 1989 Symbol question.svg discoid fossil with no clear diagnostic characters  Russia
Andiva[2] Fedonkin 2002 Proarticulata Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Anfesta[3] Fedonkin 1984 Trilobozoa Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Annulusichnus Zhang 1986 Symbol rename vote.svg junior synonym of Gaojiashania, tubular fossil  China
Arborea[4] Glaessner et Wade 1966 Symbol rename vote.svg junior synonym of Charniodiscus  Australia
Archaeaspinus[5] Ivantsov 2007 Proarticulata Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Archaeichnum Glaessner 1963 Symbol confirmed.svg tubular conical fossil  Namibia
Arkarua Gehling 1987 Symbol confirmed.svg  Australia
Armillifera Fedonkin 1980 Proarticulata Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Arumberia[6] Glaessner et Walter 1975 Symbol confirmed.svg  Australia
Askinica Bekker 1996 Symbol question.svg discoid fossil with no clear diagnostic characters  Russia
Aspidella Billings 1872 Symbol confirmed.svg biradial discoid fossil  Canada
Atakia Palij 1979 Symbol confirmed.svg  Ukraine
Ausia[7] Hahn et Pflug 1985 Symbol confirmed.svg  Namibia
Avalofractus[8] Narbonne, Laflamme, Greentree et Trusler 2009 Symbol confirmed.svg  Canada
Aviculaichnus Gritsenko 2009 Symbol rename vote.svg junior synonym of Nenoxites  Ukraine
Baikalina Sokolov 1972 Symbol rename vote.svg junior synonym of Ernietta  Russia
Barmia Bekker 1996 Symbol question.svg discoid fossil with no clear diagnostic characters  Russia
Beltanella[9] Sprigg 1947 Symbol question.svg discoid fossil with no clear diagnostic characters  Australia
Beltanelliformis[10] Menner 1974 Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Beltanelloides Sokolov 1972 Symbol rename vote.svg nomen nudum, synonym of Beltanelliformis  Russia
Beothukis[11] Brasier et Antcliffe 2009 Symbol confirmed.svg  Canada
Bessarabia Gureev 1988 Symbol question.svg discoid fossil with no clear diagnostic characters  Ukraine
Bilinichnus Fedonkin et Palij 1979 Trace fossil Symbol confirmed.svg trace fossil or pseudofossil  Russia
Blackbrookia[12] Boynton et Ford 1995 Symbol delete vote.svg rejected as valid taxon, "ivesheadiomorph"-type fossil structure  UK
Bomakellia[13] Fedonkin 1985 Symbol rename vote.svg possible junior synonym of Rangea  Russia
Bonata Fedonkin 1980 Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Brachina[14] Wade 1972 Symbol confirmed.svg  Australia
Bradgatia[12] Boynton et Ford 1995 Symbol confirmed.svg  UK
Bronicella Zaika-Novatsky 1965 Symbol question.svg discoid fossil with no clear diagnostic characters  Ukraine
Buchholzbrunnichnus Germs 1973 Symbol confirmed.svg  Namibia
Bunyerichnus Glaessner 1969 Symbol delete vote.svg pseudofossil  Australia
Burykhia[15] Fedonkin, Vickers-Rich, Swalla, Trusler et Hall 2012 Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Calyptrina Sokolov 1965 Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Catellichnus Bekker 1989 palaeopascichnid Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Catenasphaerophyton Yan et al. 1992 palaeopascichnid Symbol question.svg  China
Charnia[16] Ford 1958 Symbol confirmed.svg  UK
Charniodiscus[16] Ford 1958 Symbol confirmed.svg  UK
Chondroplon Wade 1971 Symbol rename vote.svg probably a junior synonym of Dickinsonia  Australia
Cloudina[17] Germs 1972 Symbol confirmed.svg  Namibia
Conomedusites[4] Glaessner et Wade 1966 Symbol confirmed.svg  Australia
Conotubus Zhang et Lin 1986 Symbol confirmed.svg  China
Coronacollina[18] Clites, Droser et Gehling 2012 Sponge (?) Symbol confirmed.svg  Australia
Corumbella[19] Hahn, Hahn, Leonardos, Pflug et Walde 1982 Symbol confirmed.svg  Brazil
Cyanorus[20] Ivantsov 2004 Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Cyclomedusa[9] Sprigg 1947 Symbol question.svg discoid fossil with no clear diagnostic characters  Australia
Dickinsonia[9] Sprigg 1947 Symbol confirmed.svg  Australia
Ediacaria[9] Sprigg 1947 Symbol question.svg discoid fossil with no clear diagnostic characters  Australia
Elainabella[21] Stephen M. Rowland and Margarita G. Rodriguez 2014 Protoctista Symbol confirmed.svg multicellular alga  USA
Elasenia[22] Fedonkin 1983 Symbol confirmed.svg  Ukraine
Eoandromeda Tang, Yin, Bengtson, Liu, Wang et Gao 2008 Ctenophora Symbol confirmed.svg  China
Eoporpita[14] Wade 1972 Symbol confirmed.svg  Australia
Epibaion[23] Ivantsov 2002 Trace fossil Symbol confirmed.svg grazing traces of Proarticulata  Russia
Ernietta Pflug 1966 Symbol confirmed.svg  Namibia
Evmiaksia[3] Fedonkin 1984 Symbol question.svg discoid fossil with no clear diagnostic characters  Russia
Fedomia[24] Serezhnikova et Ivantsov 2007 Sponge (?) Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Flavostratum[25] Serezhnikova 2013 Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Fractofusus Gehling et Narbonne 2007 Symbol confirmed.svg  Canada
Frondophyllas Bamforth et Narbonne 2009 Symbol confirmed.svg  Canada
Funisia[26] Droser et Gehling 2008 Symbol confirmed.svg  Australia
Gaojiashania Yang, Zhang et Lin 1986 Symbol confirmed.svg  China
Garania Bekker 1996 Symbol question.svg discoid fossil with no clear diagnostic characters  Russia
Gehlingia McMenamin 1998 Symbol confirmed.svg  Australia
Glaessnerina[27] Germs 1973 Symbol confirmed.svg junior synonym of Charnia  Australia
Gureevella Menasova 2006 Symbol question.svg  Ukraine
Hadrynichorde Hofmann, O'Brien, et King 2008 Symbol confirmed.svg  Canada
Hagenetta Hahn et Pflug 1988 Symbol rename vote.svg junior synonym of Beltanelliformis  Namibia
Hallidaya Wade 1969 Symbol confirmed.svg  Australia
Haootia Liu et al. 2014 Cnidaria Symbol confirmed.svg  Canada
Harlaniella Sokolov 1972 Vendotaenid Symbol confirmed.svg  Ukraine
Hapsidophyllas Bamforth et Narbonne 2009 Symbol confirmed.svg  Canada
Hiemalora[28] Fedonkin 1982 Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Horodyskia[29] Yochelson & Fedonkin 2000 Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Ichnusa Debrenn et Naud 1981 Symbol confirmed.svg  Spain
Inaria Gehling 1987 Symbol confirmed.svg  Australia
Inkrylovia Fedonkin 1979 Symbol rename vote.svg junior synonym of Onegia  Russia
Intrites Fedonkin 1980 palaeopascichnid Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Irridinitus[22] Fedonkin 1983 Symbol question.svg discoid fossil with no clear diagnostic characters  Ukraine
Ivesheadia[12] Boynton et Ford 1995 Symbol delete vote.svg rejected as valid taxon, "ivesheadiomorph"-type fossil structure  UK
Ivovicia[5] Ivantsov 2007 Proarticulata Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Jampolium Gureev 1988 Symbol question.svg discoid fossil with no clear diagnostic characters  Ukraine
Kaisalia[3] Fedonkin 1984 Symbol question.svg discoid fossil with no clear diagnostic characters  Russia
Karakhtia[30] Ivantsov 2004 Proarticulata Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Khatyspytia[13] Fedonkin 1985 Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Kimberella[14] Wade 1972 Symbol confirmed.svg  Australia
Kimberichnus[31] Ivantsov 2013 Trace fossil Symbol confirmed.svg grazing traces of Kimberella  Russia
Kuibisia[7] Hahn et Pflug 1985 Symbol confirmed.svg  Namibia
Lamonte Meyer, Xiao, Gill, Schiffbauer, Chen, Zhou et Yuan 2014 Trace fossil Symbol confirmed.svg  China
Lomosovis[22] Fedonkin 1983 Symbol confirmed.svg  Ukraine
Lorenzinites[4] Glaessner et Wade 1966 Symbol question.svg possible junior synonym of Rugoconites  Australia
Lossinia [5] Ivantsov 2007 Proarticulata Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Madigania Sprigg 1949 Symbol rename vote.svg not Madigania (Whitley, 1945), replaced by the Spriggia  Australia
Marywadea[32] Glaessner 1976 Proarticulata Symbol confirmed.svg  Australia
Mawsonites[4] Glaessner et Wade 1966 Symbol confirmed.svg  Australia
Medusina Sprigg 1949 Symbol rename vote.svg not Medusina (Walcott, 1898), replaced by the Medusinites  Australia
Medusinites[4] Glaessner et Wade 1966 Symbol question.svg discoid fossil with no clear diagnostic characters  Australia
Medvezichnus[13] Fedonkin 1985 Trace fossil Symbol question.svg unique specimen of doubtful nature  Russia
Mezenia Sokolov 1976 Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Mialsemia[13] Fedonkin 1985 Symbol rename vote.svg junior synonym of Bomakellia (or Rangea)  Russia
Nadalina Narbonne et Hofmann 1987 Symbol question.svg discoid fossil with no clear diagnostic characters  Canada
Namacalathus[33] Grotzinger, Watters, et Knoll 2000 Symbol confirmed.svg  Namibia
Namalia Germs 1968 Symbol confirmed.svg  Namibia
Namamedusium Zessin 2008 Symbol rename vote.svg junior synonym of Beltanelliformis  Namibia
Namapoikia Wood, Grotzinger et Dickson 2002 Symbol confirmed.svg  Namibia
Nasepia[27] Germs 1973 Symbol confirmed.svg  Namibia
Nemiana Palij 1976 Symbol rename vote.svg junior synonym of Beltanelliformis  Ukraine
Nenoxites Fedonkin 1976 Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Nilpenia[34] Droser et al. 2014 Symbol confirmed.svg  Australia
Nimbia Fedonkin 1980 Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Onega[1] Fedonkin 1976 Proarticulata Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Onegia Sokolov 1976 Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Orbisiana Sokolov 1976 palaeopascichnid Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Orthogonium Gürich 1930 Symbol confirmed.svg  Namibia
Ovatoscutum[4] Glaessner et Wade 1966 Proarticulata Symbol confirmed.svg  Australia
Palaeopascichnus Palij 1976 palaeopascichnid Symbol confirmed.svg  Ukraine
Palaeophragmodictya[35] Gehling et Rigby 1996 Symbol confirmed.svg  Australia
Palaeospinther Menasova 2006 Symbol confirmed.svg  Ukraine
Paleoplatoda Fedonkin 1979 Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Paliella Fedonkin 1980 Symbol question.svg discoid fossil with no clear diagnostic characters  Russia
Pambikalbae Jenkins et Nedin 2007 Symbol confirmed.svg  Australia
Papillionata Sprigg 1947 Proarticulata Symbol rename vote.svg junior synonym of Dickinsonia  Australia
Paracharnia Sun 1986 Symbol confirmed.svg  China
Paramedusium Gürich 1933 Symbol question.svg discoid fossil with no clear diagnostic characters  Namibia
Paravendia[20] Ivantsov 2004 Proarticulata Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Parvancorina[36] Glaessner 1958 Symbol confirmed.svg  Australia
Parviscopa Hofmann, O'Brien et King 2008 Symbol confirmed.svg  Canada
Pectinifrons[37] Bamforth, Narbonne et Anderson 2008 Symbol confirmed.svg  Canada
Persimedusites Hahn et Pflug 1980 Symbol confirmed.svg  Iran
Petalostoma Pflug 1973 Symbol delete vote.svg rejected as valid taxon  Namibia
Phyllozoon Jenkins et Gehlig 1978 Proarticulata Symbol confirmed.svg  Australia
Planomedusites Sokolov 1972 Symbol question.svg discoid fossil with no clear diagnostic characters  Ukraine
Platypholinia[13] Fedonkin 1985 Symbol question.svg  Russia
Plexus[38] Joel, Droser & Gehling 2014 Symbol confirmed.svg  Australia
Podolimirus[22] Fedonkin 1983 Proarticulata Symbol confirmed.svg  Ukraine
Podoliina Gureev 1988 Symbol rename vote.svg junior synonym of Nenoxites  Ukraine
Pollukia Gureev 1987 Symbol question.svg discoid fossil with no clear diagnostic characters  Ukraine
Pomoria Fedonkin 1980 Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Praecambridium[4] Glaessner et Wade 1966 Proarticulata Symbol confirmed.svg  Australia
Primocandelabrum Hofmann, O'Brien et King 2008 Symbol confirmed.svg  Canada
Propalaeolina Menasova 2006 Symbol question.svg  Ukraine
Protechiurus[39] Glaessner 1979 Symbol confirmed.svg  Namibia
Protodipleurosoma Sprigg 1949 Symbol question.svg discoid fossil with no clear diagnostic characters  Australia
Protoniobia Sprigg 1949 Symbol question.svg discoid fossil with no clear diagnostic characters  Australia
Pseudohiemalorachnus Gritsenko 2009 Symbol rename vote.svg junior synonym of Nenoxites  Ukraine
Pseudorhizostomites Sprigg 1949 Symbol question.svg problematic biogenic structure  Australia
Pseudorhopilema Sprigg 1949 Symbol rename vote.svg junior synonym of Pseudorhizostomites  Australia
Pseudovendia[40] Boynton et Ford 1979 Symbol delete vote.svg rejected as valid taxon, "ivesheadiomorph"-type fossil structures  UK
Pteridinium Gürich 1933 Symbol confirmed.svg  Namibia
Ramellina Fedonkin 1980 Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Rangea Gürich 1929 Symbol confirmed.svg  Namibia
Redkinia Sokolov 1977 Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Rugoconites[4] Glaessner et Wade 1966 Symbol confirmed.svg  Australia
Saarina Sokolov 1965 Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Seirisphaera Chen, Xiao et Yuan 1996 palaeopascichnid Symbol question.svg  China
Sekwia Hofmann 1981 Symbol question.svg discoid fossil with no clear diagnostic characters  Canada
Serebrina Istchenko 1983 Symbol confirmed.svg  Ukraine
Shaanxilithes Xing, Yue et Zhang 1984 Symbol rename vote.svg junior synonym of Nenoxites  China
Shepshedia[12] Boynton et Ford 1995 Symbol delete vote.svg rejected as valid taxon, "ivesheadiomorph"-type fossil structure  UK
Sinotubulites Chen, Chen et Qian 1981 Symbol confirmed.svg  China
Skinnera Wade 1969 Trilobozoa Symbol confirmed.svg  Australia
Skolithos declinatus[13] Fedonkin 1985 Trace fossil Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Solza[30] Ivantsov 2004 Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Somatohelix[41] Sappenfield, Droser et Gehling 2011 Symbol confirmed.svg  Australia
Spriggia Southcott 1958 Symbol question.svg discoid fossil with no clear diagnostic characters  Australia
Spriggina[36] Glaessner 1958 Proarticulata Symbol confirmed.svg  Australia
Staurinidia[13] Fedonkin 1985 Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Streptichnus[42] Jensen et Runnegar 2005 Vendotaenid[31] or Trace fossil Symbol confirmed.svg  Namibia
Studenecia Gureev 1988 Symbol confirmed.svg  Ukraine
Suzmites Fedonkin 1981 Symbol rename vote.svg junior synonym of Onegia  Russia
Swartpuntia[43] Narbonne, Saylor et Grotzinger 1997 Symbol confirmed.svg  Namibia
Tamga [5] Ivantsov 2007 Proarticulata Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Tateana Sprigg 1949 Symbol question.svg discoid fossil with no clear diagnostic characters  Australia
Temnoxa[30] Ivantsov 2004 Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Thectardis[44] Clapham, Narbonne, Gehling, Greentree et Anderson 2004 Sponge (?) Symbol confirmed.svg  Canada
Tirasiana Palij 1976 Symbol question.svg discoid fossil with no clear diagnostic characters  Ukraine
Trepassia[8] Narbonne, Laflamme, Greentree et Trusler 2009 Symbol confirmed.svg  Canada
Tribrachidium[45] Glaessner 1959 Trilobozoa Symbol confirmed.svg  Australia
Triforillonia[46] Gehling, Narbonne et Anderson 2000 Symbol confirmed.svg  Canada
Valdainia[22] Fedonkin 1983 Proarticulata Symbol confirmed.svg  Ukraine
Vaveliksia[22] Fedonkin 1983 Sponge (?) Symbol confirmed.svg  Ukraine
Velancorina Pflug 1966 Symbol question.svg  Namibia
Vendella Gureev 1987 Symbol question.svg discoid fossil with no clear diagnostic characters  Ukraine
Vendia Keller 1969 Proarticulata Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Vendichnus Fedonkin 1979 Symbol question.svg possible pseudofossil  Russia
Vendoconularia[47] Ivantsov et Fedonkin 2002 Conulata Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Vendoglossa Seilacher 2007 Symbol confirmed.svg  Namibia
Vendomia[1] Keller 1976 Proarticulata Symbol rename vote.svg junior synonym of Dickinsonia  Russia
Vendotaenia Gnilovskaya 1971 Vendotaenid Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Ventogyrus Ivantsov et Grazhdankin 1997 Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Veprina Fedonkin 1980 Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Vernanimalcula Chen J. Y 2004 Symbol confirmed.svg  China
Vimenites Fedonkin 1980 Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Vinlandia[48] Brasier, Antcliffe et Liu 2012 Symbol confirmed.svg  Canada
Vladimissa[13] Fedonkin 1985 Symbol question.svg  Russia
Wigwamiella Runnegar 1991 Symbol question.svg discoid fossil with no clear diagnostic characters  Australia
Windermeria[49] Narbonne 1994 Symbol confirmed.svg  Canada
Wutubus[50] Chen, Zhou, Xiao, Wang, Guan, Hong et Yuan 2014 Symbol confirmed.svg  China
Yangtziramulus Shen, Xiao, Zhou et Yuan 2009 Symbol confirmed.svg  China
Yarnemia Nessov 1984 Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Yelovichnus[13] Fedonkin 1985 palaeopascichnid Symbol rename vote.svg junior synonim of Palaeopascichnus  Russia
Yorgia[51] Ivantsov 1999 Proarticulata Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia
Zolotytsia Fedonkin 1981 Symbol confirmed.svg  Russia

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