Oldest living things on earth

Happy birthday if you’re 100 million years old today. Compared with the oldest living things on earth you’re still a youngster. Enjoy your youth!

Oldest living things on earth:

1. Cyanobacteria – survived every major extinction – 2.8 billion years.

2. Nautilus – the only shelled cephalopod – 500+ million years.

3. Jellyfish – 505+ million years.

4. Sponge – 580 million years.

5. Horseshoe crab – 445 million years.

6. Coelacanth – this fish species have been around for 380 million years.

7. Gingko Biloba tree – the only living representative of the order Ginkgoales – 270 million years.

8. Horseshoe shrimp – unchanged for 200 million years.

9. Sturgeon – 200 million years old.

10. Martialis Heureka species of ant – 120 million years old.

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09/14/2010. Category: nature. Tags: , .

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