I'm going to have to find the time to write about this in a bit more detail, but here's the press version.
Australian multicellular fossils point to life on land, not at sea, geologist proposes
In a nutshell, this paper interprets the ediacaran fossil marine "animals" as organisms of biological soil crusts. The argument that these famous fossils are terrestrial has been around a long time. I think the new element is evidence that these are paleosols, specifically with evidence of a fossil crust. I don't know if I believe it...but more on this later.
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