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Dickinsonia
Temporal range: Ediacaran, 560–555Ma
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File:DickinsoniaCostata.jpg
File:Dickinsonia costata A.jpg
A fossil and reconstruction of D. costata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Proarticulata
Class: Dipleurozoa
Subclass: Vendidipleurozoa
Unranked: Vendiazoa
Infraclass: Dickinsondipleurozoa
Order: Paleovendiazoa
Unranked: Dickinsoniforms
Family: Dickinsoniidae
Magnotribe: Dickinsonidini
Supertribe: Prodickinsonin
Tribe: Dickinsonin
Genus: Dickinsonia
Sprigg, 1947
Species
  • D. costata Sprigg, 1947
  • D. lissa Wade, 1972
  • D. tenuis Glaessner & Wade, 1966
  • D. menneri

Dickinsonia is an iconic fossil of the Ediacaran biota. It (roughly) resembles a bilaterally symmetrical ribbed oval.

Species variety Edit

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