Humanity's earliest known ancestor discovered

Humanity's earliest known ancestor discovered

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  • Saccorhytus may be humans' earliest ancestor

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The species is called Saccorhytus coronaries. It is the oldest known member of the phylum Deuterostomia, to which we, humans, belong. It lived approximately 540 million years ago in the Fortunian stage of the Cambrian Period. Fossils of the species were first discovered in the Shaanxi province of China.

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