Parvancorina – a shield-shaped organism

(par-van-co-rye-na)

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Model of Parvancorina.
Image: Benjamin Healley
Source: Museum Victoria

Fossil of Parvancorina
Image: Jon Augier
Source: Museum Victoria

Ediacaran

HOW BIG IT WAS

Parvancorina relative size depiction as described below
Parvancorina was up to 2 cm long.

Parvancorina may have been a very early arthropod – the large group of animals with jointed limbs and exoskeletons, which today includes insects, spiders and crustaceans. Impressions of this animal have a distinctive shield-like shape with raised ridges and share some similarities with larval trilobites.

WHERE IT WAS FOUND

<i>Parvancorina</i> map

This fossil of Parvancorina was discovered in South Australia.

RELATED OBJECTS

Other objects from the Ediacaran

KimberellaCharnia TribrachidiumSprigginaDickinsonia