The New Oldest Animal Fossils?

A new study reports what might be the oldest fossil animals ever found. And we’re also learning more about what role the hippocampus plays in certain types of visual memory.

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Sources:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03773-z
https://press.springernature.com/possible-poriferan-body-fossils-in-early-neoproterozoic-microbia/19347570
https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2007/3015/fs2007-3015.pdf
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/366/6471/1333.full

https://www.eurekalert.org/emb_releases/2021-07/piam-bc071921.php
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2021.06.079

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