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May 4, 2014
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MU Researchers Find Rare Fossilized Embryos More Than 500 Million Years Old

Study methods may help with future interpretation of evolutionary history. COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Cambrian Period is a time when most phyla of marine invertebrates first appeared in the fossil record. Also dubbed the “Cambrian explosion,” fossilized records from this … Continue reading

January 24, 2014
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Scientists reveal why life got big in the Earth’s early oceans

Why did life forms first begin to get larger and what advantage did this increase in size provide? UCLA biologists working with an international team of scientists examined the earliest communities of large multicellular organisms in the fossil record to … Continue reading

March 6, 2012
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Human’s Oldest Ancestor Found in Burgess Shale

*Pikaia is most primitive vertebrate known* Researchers from the University of Toronto, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and the University of Cambridge have confirmed that a 505 million-year-old creature, found only in the Burgess Shale fossil beds in Canada’s Yoho … Continue reading

May 27, 2011
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Scientists Discover Fossil of Giant Ancient Sea Predator

Paleontologists have discovered that a group of remarkable ancient sea creatures existed for much longer and grew to much larger sizes than previously thought, thanks to extraordinarily well-preserved fossils discovered in Morocco. The creatures, known as anomalocaridids, were already thought … Continue reading

February 20, 2011
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Oldest Fossils of Large Seaweeds, Worm-like Animals Tell Story of Ancient Oxygen

*Geobiologists uncover Davy Jones Locker of fossils near small village in south China* Almost 600 million years ago, before the rapid evolution of life forms known as the Cambrian explosion, a community of seaweeds and worm-like animals lived in a … Continue reading