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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2020 3:33 p.m. PST

"A worm-like creature that burrowed on the seafloor more than 500 million years ago may be key to the evolution of much of the animal kingdom.

The organism, about the size of a grain of rice, is described as the earliest example yet found in the fossil record of a bilaterian.

These are animals that have a front and back, two symmetrical sides, and openings at either end joined by a gut…"

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