|Ediacara Biota: Ancestors of Modern Life or Evolutionary Dead End?|
Ediacara Biota are the first convincing fossils of Precambrian animals that were found in the Ediacara Hills of Australia. The unusual fossils, originally interpreted as jellyfish, strange worms, and frond-like corals, gave scientists their first look at the animals that populated the Precambrian seas. In Canada, Ediacaran fossils are found in the Northwest Territories, Yukon, British Columbia, and Newfoundland. The Mackenzie Mountains, NWT, has the thickest continuous section of rock (2.5 kilometers) containing Ediacaran fossils in the world. This site provides information on the fossils and features a location map with active links and a link to information on Ediacaran fossils found in Namibia.
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