News of the WeekPaleontology

Controversial Fossil Could Shed Light on Early Animals' Blueprint

+ See all authors and affiliations

Science  04 Jun 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5676, pp. 1425
DOI: 10.1126/science.304.5676.1425a

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Summary

Researchers describe online this week in Science (www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/1099213) the oldest known fossil of a "bilaterian" animal. But other experts suspect that the microscopic specimens might not be fossils at all.