Since 1822 thousands of animals have been discovered, which previously was not known, many of which are called “living fossils”. The so-called animals known only by their fossilized bones and presumed to have been extinct for millions of years and was used as “proof” of evolution. But then it was discovered, much to the disappointment of scientists that these animals are living today in different parts of the world .
This term was invented by Charles Darwin. In his work the Origin of species he called lungfish and other fish species, whose form from its inception has remained unchanged, “anomalous forms”. “actually can be called living fossils” .
Living fossils are living proof of the accuracy with which reproduces the plants and animals, and also confirm the fact that many of them haven’t changed at all.
Once it was thought that the Okapi was extinct until then, until they were discovered alive. But once these animals were used as proof that the horse evolved.
Australian and African coelacanths are actually living fossils. They all look like “primitive” and they are youthpalace, which is divided by partitions. It is obvious that Latimer can’t be our ancestor, because for 400 million years they have remained unchanged . Another animal, the horseshoe crab, it would be even more suitable candidate in our common ancestors. It looks “primitive”, and during the breeding season (when he spawns), he emerges from the ocean to the land. However, this animal is also a living fossil, which first appeared about 425 million years ago [ET*] in the rocks of the Silurian period, and during all this time remains unchanged . Continue reading