49 million years

Period: Eocene
Location: Xi An, Shan Xi, China

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Life on Earth displays a glorious diversity. From the Poles to the Amazon, from the depths of the oceans to freshwater pools, from high mountains to beneath the ground we walk upon, there is an astonishing diversity everywhere. This diversity was present millions of years ago, just as it is today. The fossil record represents the remains of that variety. The countless fossils of fish, birds, reptiles and land and sea creatures with their perfect attributes have exactly the same forms as their present-day counterparts. Fossils such as the 49-million-year aardwolf fossil pictured are evidence that no species ever turned into any other. The reality

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