Oldest remains

Published: Thursday 15 June 1995

Geologists have found in Mexico the filssil remains of a multicellular organism which is believed to have lived about 15 million years before the oldest known.

The organism, resembling small jellyfish, lived an estimated 590 million years ago, said the lead researcher, Mark McMenamin of Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts.

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