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    Discoveries like this are filling in the fuzzy gaps in our understanding of how life first evolved to develop skeletons.

    "Paleontologists have discovered the oldest organism with a skeleton in Australia.
    The creature is called Coronacollina acula and is estimated to be between 550 and 560 million years old. Paleontologists estimate this animal is from the Ediacaran Period, before the diversification of organisms in the Cambrian Period.
    The study results appeared online February 14 in Geology.
    This important find could be the key to unlocking several questions about early life, evolution, and extinction."


    Paleontologists Discover Oldest Organism With A Skeleton - Science News - redOrbit
    The advent of hard-part structural support among the Ediacara biota: Ediacaran harbinger of a Cambrian mode of body construction


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    Good find! Thanks for sharing.


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    Maybe a few more finds like this will shut the mouths of creationists who claim the 'sudden' advent of life in the Cambrian disproves evolution.
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    Funny isn't since the "explosion" itself is over a period more than 50 million years long.

    The evidence for 3 billion yeas of life before the Cambrian explosion isn't doing it either.
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