Beltanelliformis

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Beltanelliformis
Anthozoa - Nemiana simplex.JPG
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Cyanobacteria (?)
Genus: Beltanelliformis
Menner, 1974[1]
Species
  • B. brunsae Menner, 1974
  • B. minutae McIlroy et al., 2005
Synonyms
  • Nemiana Palij, 1976
  • Beltanelloides Sokolov, 1965
  • Hagenetta Hahn et Pflug, 1988
  • Namamedusium Zessin, 2008

Beltanelliformis is a genus of discoid fossil from the Ediacaran period, sometimes ascribed to the Ediacaran Biota. The chemical signature obtained from organically-preserved specimens points to a cyanobacterial affinity (cf. Nostoc).[2] Depending on its preservation, it is sometimes referred to as Nemiana or Beltanelloides.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keller, B.M.; Menner, V.V.; Stepanov, V.A.; Chumakov, N.M. (1974). "Новые находки Metazoa в вендомии Руссой платформы" [New Finds of Metazoa in the Vendomii of the Russian Platform] (PDF). Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR, Ser. Geol. (in Russian). 12: 130–134. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-02-07.
  2. ^ a b Bobrovskiy, Ilya; Hope, Janet M.; Krasnova, Anna; Ivantsov, Andrey; Brocks, Jochen J. (22 January 2018). "Molecular fossils from organically preserved Ediacara biota reveal cyanobacterial origin for Beltanelliformis". Nature Ecology & Evolution. doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0438-6.
  3. ^ Ivantsov A.Yu.; Gritsenko V.P.; Konstantinenko L.I.; Zakrevskaya M. A. (2014). "Revision of the Problematic Vendian Macrofossil Beltanelliformis (=Beltanelloides, Nemiana)". Paleontological Journal. 48 (13): 1423–1448. doi:10.1134/S0031030114130036.