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ScienceDaily (Mar. 8, 2012) — A team of paleontologists has discovered the oldest animal with a skeleton. Called Coronacollina acula, the organism is between 560 million and 550 million years old, which places it in the Ediacaran period, before the explosion of life and diversification of organisms took place on Earth in the Cambrian.
"Up until the Cambrian, it was understood that animals were soft bodied and had no hard parts," said Mary Droser, a professor of geology at ...
Originally posted by LeLeu
reply to post by FelixFelicis
great find Felix
The place were it was found is the Ediacara Hills in the Northern Flinders Ranges,
South Australia. This region is an ancient seabed and is known for its very old fossils.
I've been out camping in the Flinders for 25years on and off, it is a beautiful place to be
There are some excellent cave art sites from the Adnyamathanha (rock people) nation
in the region as well