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'Mysterious' ancient creature was definitely an animal, research confirms

20:00 EDT 13 Sep 2017 | AAAS

(University of Oxford) It lived well over 550 million years ago, is known only through fossils and has variously been described as looking a bit like a jellyfish, a worm, a fungus and lichen. But was the 'mysterious' Dickinsonia an animal, or was it something else?A new study by researchers at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol, and the British Geological Survey provides strong proof that Dickinsonia was an animal.

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