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Paleontologists discover new fossil organism


May 9, 2014

fossil University of California, Riverside, paleontologists have discovered a fossil of a newly discovered organism from the Ediacara Biota. Plexus ricei was a broadly curving tube that resided on the seafloor. Individuals ranged in size from 5 to 80 cm long and 5 to 20 mm wide, and comprise a rigid median tubular structure and a fragile outer tubular wall. P. ricei evolved around 575 million years ago, disappearing from the fossil record around 540 million years ago. Full Story

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