Tag: living fossils
Fossil Friday: Fossil Elephant Shrews and the Abrupt Origin of Macroscelidea
Elephant shrews are sometimes considered to be living fossils, and their origin is believed to go back 57.5 million years in the Paleocene.
Fossil Friday: Miocene Aardvarks and the Abrupt Origin of Tubulidentata
So much about the congruence of anatomical and genetic similarity predicted by Darwin’s theory.
Fossil Friday: A Dead “Living Fossil”
Coelacanths are considered to be “living fossils,” which do not sit well with Darwinian assumptions.
Abstract: Lönnig on Darwin’s “Abominable Mystery”
All orders and families of the angiosperms appear abruptly in the fossil record (the same for most lower systematic categories).
“Living Fossil”? Maybe. Tuatara Genome Is Now Sequenced and Published
The tuatara genome is 5GB, making it enormous relative to other vertebrates — and full of surprises.