Tiernavia

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Tiernavia
Temporal range: Cambrian Series 2
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria (?)
Genus: Tiernavia
Species:
T. tiernae
Binomial name
Tiernavia tiernae
Fedonkin in Fedonkin Liñán and Perejón,1985

Tiernavia is a monospecific genus of probable metazoan interpreted as a coelenterate (or even a cnidarian). It is known from the Cambrian (Ovetian, Lower Cambrian), and is preserved as casts in the Torreárboles Formation in the Sierra de Córdoba, Spain. [1]

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References

  1. Gámez Vintaned, José Antonio; Liñán, Eladio; Mayoral, Eduardo; Dies, María Eugenia; Gozalo, Rodolfo; Muñiz, Fernando (2006). "Trace and soft body fossils from the Pedroche Formation (Ovetian, Lower Cambrian of the Sierra de Córdoba, S Spain) and their relation to the Pedroche event" (PDF). Geobios. 39 (4): 443. doi:10.1016/j.geobios.2005.04.004.