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From Sea to Land: The Remarkable Evolution of Life's Skin


The oldest known fossilized skin shows how life adapted to land



The discovery of the oldest known fossilized skin sheds light on how life adapted to land. The dark colour is attributed to staining by petroleum and tar that seeped through sediments, providing a unique glimpse into prehistoric environments. This groundbreaking finding offers valuable insights into the early stages of life's transition from water to land.

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