Northern-Hemisphere Fossil Discovered Living in New Zealand

Date: 1/7/2014

A marine animal thought extinct for four million years was found alive and well and living near Picton. Called Protulophila, this new ‘living fossil’ forms a network of tiny holes in the chalky tubes of marine worms called serpulids.
Fossil examples were discovered by a group of scientists conducting
field work at Wanganui where they found Protulophila in a tubeworm from
geologically young rocks less than a million years old.

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