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2.1 billion year-old (Paleoproterozoic) trace fossil?

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Oxytropidoceras

Controversial fossils suggest life began to move 2.1 billion years ago. New Scientist, February 11, 2019

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2193557-controversial-fossils-suggest-life-began-to-move-2-1-billion-years-ago/

 

The paper is:

 

Abderrazak El Albani, M. Gabriela Mangano, Luis A. Buatois, Stefan Bengtson, Armelle Riboulleau, 

Andrey Bekker, Kurt Konhauser, Timothy Lyons, Claire Rollion-Bard, Olabode Bankole, Stellina 

Gwenaelle Lekele Baghekema, Alain Meunier, Alain Trentesaux, Arnaud Mazurier, Jeremie 

Aubineau, Claude Laforest, Claude Fontaine, Philippe Recourt, Ernest Chi Fru, Roberto 

Macchiarelli, Jean Yves Reynaud, François Gauthier-Lafaye, and Donald E. Canfield, 2019,

Organism motility in an oxygenated shallow-marine environment 2.1 billion years ago

PNAS published ahead of print February 11, 2019 https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1815721116

https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2019/02/05/1815721116

 

Yours,

 

Paul H.

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jpc

Thanks for these... this is pretty cool indeed.  The 3d animation....  

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