Oldest fossil [Egg-carrying]

Last updated: October 13, 2017 at 0:33 am

A 508-million-year-old egg-bearing fossil of Waptia fieldensis, a shrimp-like crustacean, was found in Yoho National Park (British Columbia). Waptia fieldensis is an early arthropod related to lobsters and crayfish.

SOURCE:
University of Toronto. “Burgess Shale fossil site gives up oldest evidence of brood care: 508 million-year-old Waptia found to have eggs containing preserved embryos.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 17 December 2015.

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