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Billion-year-old, freshwater, multicellular microfossils reported from the Torridonian sequence of the Northwest Scotland
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsOne Billion-Year-Old Fossil Could Be The Oldest Multicellular Animal. David Bressan, Forbes, April 30, 2021 https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2021/04/30/one-billion-year-old-fossil-could-be-the-oldest-multicellular-animal/ The open access paper is: Strother, P.K., Brasier, M.D., Wacey, D., Timpe, L., Saunders, M. and Wellman, C.H., 2021. A possible billion-year-old holozoan with differentiated multicellularity. Current Biology. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982221004243 https://www.cell.com/current-b
In a beach near Galaxidi, in Greece, i found some grey fossils on rocks with layers, just like the stromatolites. I believe that these fossils are members of Francevillian biota, witch includes the earliest multicellular organisms that was found in Gabon. These are the reasons that make me think that these fossils are from the Francevillian biota; 1.The fossils have got the same thickness with these that were found in Gabon; 6 mm. 2. In the past, one part of Eurasia (probably Greece) was next to Gabon in the Paleoproterozoic era, when the Francevillian biota appeared.
I just finished reading this one. I do recommend it for the early-life nuts among us. It's chock full of eye candy, diagrams and info on everything Precambrian, not just Ediacaran though that is the focus, and into the Cambrian as well. State of the art as of 2007.. I'd like to see an updated edition if there ever is one. There is an introductory section covering everything from the universe and the origin of Earth and of life, early macroscopic fossils, the Snowball Earth and so on, then gets into the meat of the different sites (major and minor) bearing Ediacaran fossils including some