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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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.