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Plant algae Plant algae

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

This coiled organism is one of the earliest life forms to feature complex cells.

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  • Title: Plant algae Plant algae
  • Location: Michigan, United States, North America
  • Type: Fossil
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): PAL486346
  • Scientific Name: <i>Grypania spiralis</i>, <i>Grypania spiralis</i>
  • Photo Credit: Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Geologic Age: Precambrian - Proterozoic - Lower/Early
  • Field: Paleobiology

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