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Temporal range: Ediacaran, 543 Ma[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Scyphozoa
Family: Corumbellidae
Hahn, Hahn, Leonardos, Pflug, and Walde, 1982[1]
Genus: Corumbella
Hahn, Hahn, Leonardos, Pflug, and Walde, 1982[1]
Binomial name
Corumbella werneri
Hahn, Hahn, Leonardos, Pflug, and Walde, 1982[1]

Corumbella is a genus of terminal-Ediacaran cnidarians[2] that possessed a carapace made up of thick polygonal rings[3] in which plates with pores and papillae [4] attest to the advent of skeletogenesis in latest Neoproterozoic metazoan.[3][4] It was a sessile predator and somewhat resembles the later conulariids.[3][5]

See also[edit]

List of Ediacaran genera


  1. ^ a b c d Pacheco, Mírian L. A. Forancelli; Galante, Douglas; Rodrigues, Fabio; Leme, Juliana de M.; Bidola, Pidassa; Hagadorn, Whitey; Stockmar, Marco; Herzen, Julia; Rudnitzki, Isaac D.; Pfeiffer, Franz; Marques, Antonio C. (2015). "Insights into the skeletonization, lifestyle, and affinity of the unusual Ediacaran fossil Corumbella". PLoS One. 10 (3): e0114219. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0114219. PMC 4379158Freely accessible. PMID 25822998. 
  2. ^ Hahn et al., 1982
  3. ^ a b c Pacheco et al., 2011
  4. ^ a b Warren, L. V.; Pacheco, M. L. A. F.; Fairchild, T. R.; Simoes, M. G.; Riccomini, C.; Boggiani, P. C.; Caceres, A. A. (2012). "The dawn of animal skeletogenesis: Ultrastructural analysis of the Ediacaran metazoan Corumbella werneri". Geology. 40 (8): 691. doi:10.1130/G33005.1. 
  5. ^ Babcock et al., 2005