Live birth record

Australian paleontologists have discovered a 380 million year old fossil fish attached to its embryo by an umbilical cord, pushing the previous record for live birth back almost 200 million years.

Professor John Long, Museum Victoria‘s head of science, said “It is not only the first time ever that a fossil embryo has been found with an umbilical cord, but it is also the oldest known example of any creature giving birth to live young.”

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