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Fossil That Fills Missing Evolutionary Link Named After UChicago Professors

CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)—November 17, 2017

By: Louise Lerner

Lurking in oceans, rivers and lakes around the world are tiny, ancient animals known to few people. Bryozoans, tiny marine creatures that live in colonies, are “living fossils”—their lineage goes back to the time when multi-celled life was a newfangled concept. But until now, scientists were missing evidence of one important breakthrough that helped the bryozoans survive 500 million years as the world changed around them.

Today, the diverse group of bryozoans that dominate modern seas build a great range . . .

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