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Earliest Animals Lived in a Lake Environment, Research Shows


July 27, 2009

creek A University of California, Riverside-led team of researchers studying ancient rock samples in South China has found that the first animal fossils in the paleontological record are preserved in ancient lake deposits, not marine sediments as commonly assumed. The research gives scientists a glimpse into where some of the early animals lived and what the environmental conditions were like for them. Full Story

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