Friday, October 15, 2010

Earth's Oldest Animal?

From Hans-Dieter Sues at National Geographic News:

Princeton geoscientist Adam Maloof holds a chunk of limestone from South Australia that may contain the oldest animal fossils discovered to date. The fossils, visible as red shapes, suggest the existence of sponge-like animals well over 635 million years ago. © Dr. Adam Maloof, Princeton Univ.

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