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Ikaria

Taxonomy
Ikaria was named by Evans et al. (2020). Its type is Ikaria wariootia.

It was assigned to Bilateria by Evans et al. (2020).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2020Ikaria Evans et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
RankNameAuthor
genusIkaria

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
S. D. Evans et al. 2020Irregular millimeter-scale ovoid preserved in negative hyporelief. The major axis length averages 2.3 times the minor axis. There is distinct asymmetry along the major axis with one end wider and more broadly curved (white star in Figs. 1C and 2 D–F, G, and J). In profile, the broader end is preserved in more significant negative relief and with a steeper curvature (black star in Figs. 1D and 2 H and I). Rare specimens are bent about the long axis (Fig. 2 F and J) and/or exhibit potential evidence of modularity, with two to five body divisions (Fig. 2 D and E).
Measurements
No measurements are available
No ecological data are available

Age range: Ediacaran or 635.00000 to 541.00000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Ediacaran635.0 - 541.0Australia (South Australia) I. wariootia (191904)