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Perforated blobs may be early sponges

Australian find could be oldest fossil evidence of multicellular animals

6:16pm, August 17, 2010

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Little asymmetric whatsits from Australia may be the oldest fossils of full-fledged animal bodies yet discovered, beating the previous contenders by tens of millions of years and pushing the evidence for animal life into an earlier geologic time.

The newly unveiled fossils, which

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