Posts Tagged ‘oldest’

WFS News: 3.5 billion-year-old fossil is oldest ever sign of life identified by scientists

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev In a nearly 3.5 billion-year-old piece of rock from Western Australia, scientists have identified the oldest life forms ever known.The evidence consists of cylindrical and thread-like shapes thought to be fossilised microbes from the early days of life on Earth. The “microfossils” have been known for over two decades, […]

WFS News: oldest known member of the phytosaurs found in China

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev The skeleton of a small, short-snouted reptile found in China was recently identified as the oldest known member of the phytosaurs — an extinct group of large, semi-aquatic reptiles that superficially resembled the distantly-related crocodylians and lived during the Triassic Period, approximately 250 million years ago to 200 […]

Oldest land-living animal from Gondwana found ?

A postdoctoral fellow from Wits University has discovered the oldest known land-living animal from Gondwana in a remote part of the Eastern Cape. Dr Robert Gess, from the Evolutionary Studies Institute at Wits, discovered the 350-million-year-old fossilised scorpion from rocks of the Devonian Witteberg Group near Grahamstown. This unique specimen, which is a new species, […]