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2023-07-18 Snargl 0 minute 0 second

Where does the Windermeria live?

Windermeria was a prehistoric organism that lived in the Ediacaran period, about 635 to 541 million years ago.
It is known from only one fossil specimen, which was found in Canada, in the Northwest Territories.
Windermeria was a small (16.4 x 7.9 mm) segmented oval-shaped animal with eight nearly equal-sized segments arranged transversely to a medial furrow.
It superficially resembled a diminutive Dickinsonia, another Ediacaran organism, and was probably related to it as a member of the family Dickinsoniidae.
Windermeria is the only possible dickinsoniid known exclusively from outside of Australia and East Europe, where most of the Ediacaran fossils have been discovered.
Windermeria may have lived on the seafloor, feeding on organic matter or microbes, but its exact mode of life and ecology are still unknown.
Windermeria is one of the many mysterious and enigmatic creatures that inhabited the Earth before the Cambrian explosion of animal diversity.
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What does the Windermeria look like?

Windermeria is a fossil organism that lived in the Ediacaran period, about 600 million years ago.

It is known from only one specimen found in Canada, in the Northwest Territories.

Windermeria was a small (16.4 × 7.9 mm) segmented oval-shaped animal with eight nearly equal-sized segments arranged transversely to a medial furrow in an opposite arrangement.

Windermeria superficially resembled a diminutive Dickinsonia, another Ediacaran animal, and as such is the only possible member of the proarticulatan group known exclusively from outside of Australia and East Europe.

Windermeria was named after Windermere, British Columbia, Canada, where the fossil was discovered.

Windermeria is one of the many mysterious and enigmatic creatures that inhabited the Earth before the Cambrian explosion of animal diversity.
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