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.

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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