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September 22, 2003

Oldest Genital Fossils in Scotland

When you are hit by this headline, what do you do?

The sub-heading lead wasn’t much better than their title—or my paraphrase of it– but it did at least clear up a bit of confusion:

“Scientists have discovered fossils of the world’s oldest genitals – belonging to 400 million-year-old insects – in ancient rocks in Scotland.”

Oh before the petrified “daddy-long-legs”, the previous record holder for oldest genital fossil– a 100 million year old ostracod (related to shrimp and crabs). Aparently this was a New Scientist Scoop from September 3rd.

Posted by Eric at September 22, 2003 09:05 PM | TrackBack
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