Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers 558m-year-old fossils identified as oldest known animal

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers 558m-year-old fossils identified as oldest known animal

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A fossilised lifeform that existed 558m years ago has been identified as the oldest known animal, according to new research. The findings confirm that animals existed at least 20m years before the so-called Cambrian explosion of animal life, which took place about 540m years ago and saw the emergence of modern-looking animals such as snails,…