Treasure trove of fossils found in Canada will ’significantly’ change understanding of evolution
2014 02 18

By Mike Krumboltz | Yahoo News

Old bones galore!

A massive trove of fossils discovered by researchers in British Columbia, Canada, will "significantly increase our understanding of animal evolution," according to the group’s lead researcher Jean-Bernard Caron.

The discovery was made in 2012, but was published only this week in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

Already, 50 animal species have been unearthed.

[...]

There are timeline implications to the find, as well. The Royal Ontario Museum explains that some of the species that were recently at Kootenay were also seen "in China’s famous Chengjiang fossil beds, which are 10 million years older."

The implication being that the "worldwide distribution of Cambrian animals, as well as their longevity, might have been underestimated," according to the museum.

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