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Jellyfish from the Basal Cambrian in South Australia


I WISH to bring to notice a recent find of remarkably well-preserved impressions of jellyfish, animal tracks and certain problematical forms in the basal quartzite of the Cambrian in South Australia. Originally, I found about a dozen impressions, eight of which have since been described1, four of them possibly having jellyfish affinities. Since that time, Sir Douglas Mawson with a party of students, and still later I myself, collected one hundred or more additional specimens. While many of the forms appear to be jellyfish, others may be algæ and animal tracks.

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  • Trans. Roy. Soc. South Austral., 71 (2) (1947).

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SPRIGG, R. Jellyfish from the Basal Cambrian in South Australia. Nature 161, 568–569 (1948).

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