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Image 1 - Paleontologists Discover Oldest Organism With A Skeleton
2012-03-10 05:50:09

Paleontologists have discovered the oldest organism with a skeleton in Australia. The creature is called Coronacollina acula and is estimated to be between 550 and 560 million years old. Paleontologists estimate this animal is from the Ediacaran Period, before the diversification of organisms in the Cambrian Period. The study results appeared online February 14 in Geology. This important find could be the key to unlocking several questions about early life, evolution, and extinction....

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2008-03-20 14:30:00

UC-Riverside paleontologist makes discovery using fossils excavated in South Australian outback RIVERSIDE, Calif. "“ Two paleontologists studying ancient fossils they excavated in the South Australian outback argue that Earth's ecosystem has been complex for hundreds of millions of years "“ at least since around 565 million years ago, which is included in a period in Earth's history called the Neoproterozoic era. Until now, the dominant paradigm in the field of paleobiology has...


Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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