Nov 7, 2022

550-million-year-old Fossils Just Solved a Centuries-Old ‘Skeleton’ Mystery

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Determining the appearance of the earliest creatures to develop skeletons was impossible — until now.

Scientists have resolved a centuries-old mystery by determining the appearance of the earliest animals to create skeletons — thanks to an extremely well-preserved collection of fossils found in eastern Yunnan Province, China.

“This really is a one-in-million discovery”

Luke parry and guangxu zhang/xiaodong wang.

The discoveries were recently published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, and complete a crucial gap in our understanding of Earth’s evolutionary history.

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