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Ancient, Bottom-dwelling Critter Proves: Newer Isn't Always Better

September 7, 2012

a colony of Rhabdopleura compacta Tiny sea creatures called rhabdopleurids have lived on the ocean floor for some 500 million years, outlasting more elaborate species that also descended from a common ancestor, according to a new study in the journal Lethaia. Full Story

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