Examples of Living Fossils Refute
the Theory of Evolution


50-Million-Year-Old Fossil Fish

This 50 million-year-old fish was fossilized in the process of swallowing another fish, discovered in the Green River region of Wyoming, USA.

This 50-million-year-old fossil fish, Genus priscacara, dating back to the Eocene epoch, was also discovered at Green River in Wyoming, where some of the world’s best-known fossil discoveries have been made. As with this fish, other fossils discovered in this region have preserved a large portion of their soft tissues.

Another 50-million-year-old fossil fish.

A portion of this 50-million-year-old Eocene freshwater bass fossil (Mioplosus labracoides) exhibits fine preservation. Today, similar species to this live in fresh waters in the northern hemisphere and in Asia, Europe and New Zealand, identical to their 50-million-year-old counterparts.

Phareodus encaustus is readily distinguished by its long pectoral fin and large pointed teeth, which testify to the fish's likely carnivorous behavior. This fossil, 50 million years old, is identical to present-day specimens and is truly an astonishing specimen by all measures: size, preservation and preparation.


A Bear Fossil Dating Back 300,000 to 100,000 Years

This bear (Ursus spelaeus), which species is still alive today, was discovered in the Ural Mountains in Russia. This fossil dates back 300,000 to 100,000 years.


146- to 65-Million-Year-Old Neuropteran Fossils

The first neuropterans are believed to have appeared during the Permian, almost 300 million years ago. The order is highly diverse today, including insects known by the common names of lacewings, ant lions and snake flies. Some 4,700 extant species of Neuroptera are known. These fossils are identical to present-day specimens.

An extremely rare owlfly larva from the family Ascalaphidae in fossil amber which is between 146 and 65 million years old.

A 2-millimeter neuropteran in amber (146-65 million years old).

An exquisitely-preserved 28-millimeter lacewing from Liaoning, China.

Approximately 125 million years old.


Insect fossils dating back some 125 million years, belonging to 100 families and 500 different species, have been unearthed in the Chinese region of Hebei. No examples of such splendid variety and fine detail have been encountered anywhere else in the world. As can be seen in this photograph, there is exceedingly fine detail in the wings. The fossils obtained here clearly reveal that insects have undergone no change whatseover right down to the present day.

This fossil seahorse, found in Rimini, Italy, belongs to the lower Pliocene (5 to 4 million years ago). The genus is still extant today, living in subtropical and tropical waters in various parts of the world.