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Re: Oldest Known Male Fossil: 425 MYA



Richard W. Travsky wrote:

> They removed the rock containing the fossil and then cut extremely thin
> shavings through the remains. Each shaving was then photographed and
> stored in a computer...........
> That, Cronin said, has never been done before for such an ancient animal.

And won't be done again for that particular specimen, because it has
been destroyed.  I hope they don't have a hard-drive failure.