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Oldest green plant fossil ever found?

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Eldorado

"Scientists have found in rocks from northern China what may be the oldest fossils of a green plant ever found: tiny seaweed that carpeted areas of the seafloor 1bn years ago and were part of a primordial revolution among life on Earth.

"Researchers on Monday said the plant, called Proterocladus antiquus, was about the size of a rice grain and boasted numerous thin branches, thriving in shallow water while attached to the seafloor with a root-like structure."

Full story at the UK Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/feb/24/tiny-chinese-seaweed-is-oldest-green-plant-fossil-ever-found

At the New Scientist: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2234683-billion-year-old-fossil-seaweeds-could-be-ancestors-of-all-land-plants/

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1 hour ago, Eldorado said:

"Scientists have found in rocks from northern China what may be the oldest fossils of a green plant ever found: tiny seaweed that carpeted areas of the seafloor 1bn years ago and were part of a primordial revolution among life on Earth.

"Researchers on Monday said the plant, called Proterocladus antiquus, was about the size of a rice grain and boasted numerous thin branches, thriving in shallow water while attached to the seafloor with a root-like structure."

Full story at the UK Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/feb/24/tiny-chinese-seaweed-is-oldest-green-plant-fossil-ever-found

At the New Scientist: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2234683-billion-year-old-fossil-seaweeds-could-be-ancestors-of-all-land-plants/

Wow! 1 Billion with a "B" years old.

And yet another nail in the coffin of the Young Earth Wackos.

Cheers!

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