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Re: Favorite Living Fossil?

>I suspect that jellyfish count as living fossils; however I wonder just  
>how good a fossilized jelly would be.  They are my favorite.  Mezmorising  
>creatures, alien looking, graceful, delicate, but hardy.  I like em. 

I think a creature has to be pretty much the last of it's line 
to be considered a living fossil.

There are some spectacular fossil jellyfish from the Ediacara 
of Australia.  Fossil jellyfish are very rare though.

Derek "My vote is for the Tuatara" Tearne