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What do you think? which is the youngest species of animals in the world?
I think it could be some domesticated animals like Cats (felix domestica) which was created some 5000 years ago in Egypt. Or dogs? or cows? The same question which is the oldest living animal?. Latimeria? Or some species of crocodiles? hmmmm?
by oldest living animal do you mean by age? That would be some species of tortoise, I guess. Or do you mean what is the oldest specie?
Here is something I found:
As for youngest specie:
"I know how exciting pillaging is," the giant said fondly, ruffling Jack's hair. "No matter how much you're tempted, just say no."
"Just say no to pillaging. You got it."
- Taken from The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer (Read it!)
If you are a "separator" (I’m not sure if that is the correct word), instead of a “grouper” there are a LOT of things you could see as very young species. For instance, marine iguanas (are they called green iguanas?) are very different depending on what island they live on. Some people see those as separate species so there are some that are still in the process of adapting to changes that are seen to be becoming a new species. Also, a lot of migrating birds can reproduce with different species to form new species that are not barren like mules or anything like that, they can become their own species I guess. But I think a grouper would say they are all the same species if they can interbreed and have offspring that can reproduce. Like, all green iguanas are one species.
Man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. - Henry Benson
Im a grouper Cause i would classify them probably as one species mainly in that iguanas (about birds im not sure).
About cyanotbacteria i know that in this group of orgs. are probably the oldest species of this old earth, but they are not animals. Thanks for informations about lingula and limulus. There can be really a lot of so living fossils from orders of invertebrates which have lived on the face of this planet for 500 million years. These two are so ordinary . What about the oldest known vertebrate and the youngest one?
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