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Mar 20, 2021

Humans still similar to first animals without heads, arms, or skeletons

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555-million-year-old oceanic creatures share genes with today’s humans, finds a new study.


As complex as modern humans can get, they still retain some features of the earliest animals on Earth. According to new research, we are not as different as we might think from strange prehistoric organisms that didn’t have any heads, arms, legs, or skeletons.

A study from UC Riverside identified 555-million-year-old oceanic creatures that share genes with humans and other contemporary animals.

The paper’s co-author, UC Riverside geology professor Mary Droser, thinks the animals of the so-called Ediacaran era, which lasted from 571 million to 539 million years ago, were almost nothing like creatures of today.

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