Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Paleontologists Find Evolutionary Link between Ediacaran and Early Cambrian Multicellular Animals


Paleontologists have described the first three-dimensional preservation of soft tissue in Namacalathus hermanastes, a skeletal metazoan (multicellular animal) that lived some 547 million years ago (Ediacaran period) in what is now Namibia, and established a strong evolutionary link between Ediacaran and early Cambrian metazoans. Until recently, little was known about the origins of animals that […]

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