Evolution is getting a rethink after scientists take a closer look at Earth's first animals

Ediacaran organisms have long puzzled scientists: Are they a form of algae, fungi, or some other plant? The ancient life forms—common in the Earth’s oceans half a billion years ago—may actually have been […] The post Paleontologists ID Ancient Animal Masquerading as a Plant appeared first on Geek.com.

Evolution is getting a rethink after scientists take a closer look at Earth's first animals

When did animals originate? In research published in the journal Palaeontology, we show that this question is answered by Cambrian period fossils of a frond-like sea creature called Stromatoveris ...

Fri 10 Aug 18 from Phys.org

Enigmatic creatures that lived 630 million years ago were animals — but not like anything we’ve seen before

To the untrained eye, they look just like plants, static and seemingly inactive. But things are not always as they seem.

Thu 9 Aug 18 from ZME Science

Animal kingdom much OLDER than previously thought, scientists reveal

Dr Jennifer Hoyal Cuthill, a visiting researcher in palaeobiology at the University of Cambridge explains why the Earth's first animals are being re-examined.

Thu 9 Aug 18 from Daily Mail

Weird, 570-Million-Year-Old 'Leaf' Fossil Is Actually from an Animal

No it's not a leaf or a long-lost kingdom of life. It's a funny, leaf-like animal.

Thu 9 Aug 18 from Livescience

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