15 animals that are living fossils
Mon, Aug 16 2010 at 12:25 PM
A living fossil is an organism that has retained the same form over millions of years, has few or no living relatives, and represents a sole surviving lineage from an epoch long past. Many living fossils alive today have bizarre, eccentric traits, and scientists say they offer a rare glimpse at how life on Earth was long ago. Here are 15 examples of these amazing creatures.