Genus: Charnia ”named after the Charnwood forest in England where the frist specimens were found”
Species: C, masoni (type), C. grandis, C. siberica
Named By: Trevor D. Ford - 1958
Classification: Domian: Eukaryota – Kingdom: Animalia – Superphylum: Vendobionta – Phylum: Petalonamae
Known locations: Australia. Canada. England. Russia.
Size: Holotype: 19 centimeters long, largest recorded individuals from Newfoundland approach up to 2 meters
Time period: Ediacaran, roughly 575-544 million years ago
Diet: Possibly absorbed nutrients from water