adj.— «The term “Ediacaran fauna” refers to a Late Precambrian assemblage of fossils of soft-bodied animals, mainly coelenterates and annelids, first discovered in the Ediacara Hills of South Australia…Sparse but nevertheless worldwide finds of the Ediacaran fauna have prompted a call for an Ediacaran (or Ediacarian) Period and system (1-3).» —“Ediacaran (precambrian) fossils from the Wernecke Mountains, Northwestern Canada” by H.J. Hofmann, W.H. Fritz, G.M. Narbonne Science July 29, 1983. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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