'Living Fossils' Aren't Really a Thing

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  • Published on:  10/16/2017
  • Try CuriosityStream today: http://curiositystream.com/eonsViewers like you help make PBS (Thank you 😃) . Support your local PBS Member Station here: https://to.pbs.org/DonateEONSCrocodiles, horseshoe crabs and tuatara are animals that have persisted for millions of years, said to have gone unchanged since the days of the dinosaurs. But even the most ancient-looking organisms show us that evolution is always at work.Special thanks to Nobumichi Tamura for allowing us to use his paleoart. Check out his portfolio here: http://spinops.blogspot.comThanks to Nathan E. Rogers and Studio 252mya for their illustrations. You can find more of their work here: https://252mya.com/gallery/nathan-e-r...Produced in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios: http://youtube.com/pbsdigitalstudiosWant to follow Eons elsewhere on the internet?Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/eonsshowTwitter - https://twitter.com/eonsshowInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/eonsshow/References:http://www.nature.com/news/oldest-hom...http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/...http://www.nature.com/news/2008/08032...http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/...http://www.cell.com/trends/genetics/f...http://www.jstor.org/stable/2396218?s...http://sp.lyellcollection.org/content... http://journals.plos.org/plosone/arti... http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10... https://genomebiology.biomedcentral.c...
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