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Mistaken Point Fossils Featured in Gallery at Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum’s new permanent gallery features fossils from the Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve.

The Willner Madge Gallery, Dawn of Life, this month features almost 1,000 fossil specimens representing over four billion years of evolution from the earliest microbes to the dawn of dinosaurs and mammals.

Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve is one of four UNESCO World Heritage Sites featured in the new gallery. The reserve is located on the south coast of the Avalon Peninsula and is home to the world’s oldest, large, complex multicellular fossils, representing the remains of soft-bodied creatures that lived 560 to 580 million years ago.


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