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Haootia Quadriformis: The World’s Oldest Muscular Animal

Haootia Quadriformis: The World’s Oldest Muscular Animal
Display Date: 
Ongoing
Where: 
Level 3, Connections Gallery

Come meet the oldest complex animal fossil ever found! This extraordinary half-billion year old fossil was discovered in 2008 on the Bonavista Peninsula. Haootia Quadriformis provides some of the earliest evidence of muscle tissue in the world’s biological record.

Image credit: Artist’s Reconstruction of Haootia Quadriformis, 2014. Courtesy Martin Brasier