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living fossil

[′liv·iŋ ′fäs·əl]
(biology)
A living species belonging to an ancient stock otherwise known only as fossils.
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"One intriguing possibility is that some of these ghostly galaxies are living fossils from the dawn of the universe when stars and galaxies emerged in a much different environment than today," said Romanowsky.
This memorial tree both produces cones and loses its leaves each fall; it is considered a living fossil because these trees used to be in Oregon about 30 million years ago.
In the hands of Paabo and his team, each of us becomes a living fossil.
Challenges they face include building and maintaining a prehistoric village, applying a contemporary eye to artwork created during the Ice Age, conserving and protecting a "living fossil," and helping visitors connect to a foreign culture, among others.
This 'living fossil' of its time demonstrates the existence of a lineage that we had never even imagined.
What type of creature is a coelacanth, also known as the living fossil? 7.
What type of creature is a coelacanth, also 1991-2, only the second bowler to claim more known as the living fossil? than 400 test wickets?
ANSWERS: 1 Thirteen; 2 Van Diemen's Land; 3 Tim Rice; 4 MI5; 5 The dodo; 6 Moira Shearer; 7 Living fossil; 8 Alcock and Brown; 9 King George V; 10 The Witches of Eastwick.
By the 1990s, IBM seemed a living fossil, AT&T the tiny, lizard-like descendant of some great reptile that once ruled its ecological niche.
It's like a living fossil in your fingers." Here we look at what the length of your fingers mean for you...
It is almost impossible to tell it apart from the fossil remains of Lungfish from the Cretaceous, making it a 'living fossil'.
Not surprisingly, its known as a "living fossil." Its other nickname, "old four legs," refers to the coelacanth's paired, lobed fins that move in an alternating gait similar to a human swinging its arms while walking-- distinctly unlike the swimming motion of other fishes.