Ediacan Fossils Research Paper

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Fossils provide scientists with so much information. While paleontologists obviously have a primary interest in them, geologists and many other types of scientists learn from them as well. In 1947, a geologist named Reginald C. Sprigg found impressions of jellyfish near Australia. He wrote about his discovery in a paper and labeled them as Early Cambrian. This is a time when most groups of animals were “entering the scene”. Surprisingly, he later found that they were from even before this time. The particular ones he found were called “Ediacara biota”. Upon being studied by peers, they found, “The biota is now known to have existed from 600 to 540 million years ago”. Ediacaran fossils are the oldest animal fossils we have. Many scientists

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