Complex multi-cellular life existed 60m yrs before skeletal animals appeared

September 26, 2014 5:44 AM

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Complex multi-cellular life existed 60m yrs before skeletal animals appeared

Washington: A new study has revealed the discovery of 600 million years old fossil in central Guizhou Province of South China, suggesting that complex multi-cellular life existed 60m yrs before skeletal animals appeared on Earth during the Cambrian Explosion.

Geobiologist Shuhai Xiao from Virginia Tech College of Science said that this opened up a new door for them to shine some light on the timing and evolutionary steps that were taken by multicellular organisms that would eventually go on to dominate the Earth in a very visible way.

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