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Temporal range: Precambrian
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: incertae sedis
Genus: Vendoconularia
Ivantsov & Fedonkin, 2002

Vendoconularia is a genus of Ediacaran organism consisting of a hexagonal cone, which is thought to have housed a tentaculate organism. Three longitudinal bands are interspersed between the six sides of the cone.[1][2] The discovery of vendoconulariids in Proterozoic strata of Russia confirmed a 1987 prediction that conulariids constituted part of Ediacaran biota.[3]

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  1. ^ Ivantsov, A. Y.; Fedonkin, M. A. (2002). "Conulariid-like fossil from the Vendian of Russia: a metazoan clade across the Proterozoic/Palaeozoic boundary" (PDF). Palaeontology. 45 (6): 1119–1129. doi:10.1111/1475-4983.00283. Archived from the original (Free full text) on 2016-01-28. 
  2. ^ Van Iten, H.; De Moraes Leme, J.; Coelho Rodrigues, S.; Guimaraes Simoes, M. (2005). "Reinterpretation of a Conulariid-Like Fossil from the Vendian of Russia". Palaeontology. 48 (3): 619–622. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4983.2005.00471.x. 
  3. ^ McMenamin, M. A. S. (1987). "The fate of the Ediacaran fauna, the nature of conulariids, and the basal Paleozoic predator revolution". Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program. 19 (1): 29.