Oldest fossil [Egg-carrying]

By | 2017-10-13T00:33:52+00:00 May 20, 2017|Biology, Records|

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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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.

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