Examples of Living Fossils Refute
the Theory of Evolution

A 50-Million-Year-Old Herring


This herring, also found in Green River in Wyoming and dating back to the Eocene (50 million years ago), possesses a mouth structure unique to surface-feeding fish. This type of herring has also been found in Cretaceous strata in South America. Over the last 50 million years, these fish have undergone no changes at all.

This Annularia stellata from the Carboniferous period, 330 million years ago, was unearthed in France. Living forms of this plant are called horsetails.

The first living specimens of this 50-million-year-old dawn redwood fossil (Metasequoia) were found in British Colombia in Canada. This specimen is identical to present-day dawn redwoods.

This poplar tree leaf dating back to the Eocene, 50 million years ago, was found in Green River, Utah.

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This fossil plate found in British Colombia in Canada dates back to the Eocene (50 million years ago).

A 50-million-year-old sumac plant leaf found in Green River, Colorado.

A plane-tree (Macginitea) leaf fossil, 55 million years old.

A fossil shrimp frequently encountered in Jurassic marine strata. This fossil is between 200 and 140 million years old, and is no different from present-day shrimps.

A 125-million-year-old fossil containing different insects. One is a member of the Neuroptera, or lacewings. There are several beetles, and a dipteran present as well.

A 250- to 270-million-year-old shrimp fossil. Its exoskeleton consists of a long single-part shell that covers the entire body. This 5-centimeter-long crustacean is found widely in today’s oceans.

This fossil fish, discovered near Beskonak in Ankara, Turkey is some 14 million years old.

This species of crab, Harpactocarcinus, lived some 55 to 35 million years ago. This specimen is around 8 centimeters long.

A Betula plant fossil, found in Montana and dating back to the Paleocene epoch (60 million years ago), is fully three-dimensional.

This fossil fish, known as a needlefish because of its shape, was found in the Ramlia Taouz region of Morocco. At 127 million years of age, it dates back to the Cretaceous period, and is identical to needlefish of today.