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Slime travellers: Earth's oldest mobile animals

June 21, 2019 - General

New UC Riverside-led research settles a longstanding debate about whether the most ancient animal communities were deliberately mobile. It turns out they were, because they were hungry.

Ancient Dickinsonia fossil unearthed in the Australian outback
[Credit: Scott Evans/UCR]”This is the first time in the fossil record we see an animal moving to get food,” said study lead Scott Evans, a UCR paleontology doctoral candidate.

Evans’ team…

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