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Stromatoveris psygmoglena.jpg
artist's reconstruction
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Ctenophora (?)
Genus: Stromatoveris
Species: S. psygmoglena
Binomial name
Stromatoveris psygmoglena
Shu et al. 2006

Stromatoveris psygmoglena is a fossil organism from Chengjiang deposits of Yunnan that was originally aligned with the fossil Charnia (strictly, the Charniomorpha) from the Ediacara biota.[1] However, such an affinity is developmentally implausible and S. psygmoglena is now thought to be either a sessile basal ctenophore, or a sessile organism closely related to ctenophores.[2]


  1. ^ Shu, D. -G.; Morris, S.; Han, J.; Li, Y.; Zhang, X.; Hua, H.; Zhang, Z.; Liu, J.; Guo, J.; Yao, Y.; Yasui, K. (2006). "Lower Cambrian Vendobionts from China and Early Diploblast Evolution". Science. 312 (5774): 731–734. Bibcode:2006Sci...312..731S. PMID 16675697. doi:10.1126/science.1124565. 
  2. ^ Antcliffe, J. B.; Brasier, M. D. (2007). "Charnia and sea pens are poles apart". Journal of the Geological Society. 164: 49. doi:10.1144/0016-76492006-080.