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Postmedia News: Newfoundland fossil discovery unearths ancient animal remains

Jul 04, 2012

A team of British and Canadian scientists probing a famous fossil site in Newfoundland and Labrador has discovered traces of some of the earliest animal remains on Earth — a 579-million-year-old nest of petrified “babies” born to a primitive, fern-shaped marine organism known as a rangeomorph and then promptly buried in ash from a primordial volcanic eruption.

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