The oldest living things on the planet
• The oldest living things on the planet
Introducing you to the oldest living organisms that exist on our planet today. These ancient organisms originated millions of years ago and continue to co-exist with us.
Fossils tsinobaktery age of 3, 5 billion were found in Western Australia. Cyanobacteria or blue-green algae, is a species of bacteria capable of photosynthesis. This is believed to have played a role in the formation of the Earth's atmosphere and make it habitable.
Sponges appeared 580 million years ago. Such ancient representatives have been found in Australia, China and Mongolia.
Medusa appeared 505 million years ago and belong to a group of coelenterates. This group also includes corals, sea anemones and other sea dwellers.
It appeared 450 million years ago. Horseshoe crabs considered living fossils. These arthropods inhabit shallow ocean waters with soft sandy or muddy bottom.
This rare fish appeared 400 million years ago. The last specimen was caught in 1998.
Appeared 270 million years ago, the ginkgo is the only living representative of the Ginkgo plant. Geological disasters is almost completely obliterated the view from the face of the Earth.
Another living fossil that originated 235 million years ago. Nautilus appeared in the late Triassic period. Nautilus encountered in the western Pacific Ocean.
Sturgeon appeared 200 million years ago, and also refer to the number of living fossils, even though they have changed in the course of evolution.
The most primitive kind of ants arose 100 million years ago and during that time virtually unchanged. The species was discovered in the Amazon in 2000. Ants live underground.