Examples of Living Fossils Refute
the Theory of Evolution

A 1.8 million- to 11.000-year-old spider fossil discovered in New Zealand.

A fossil tortoise from the upper Pliocene (5 to 1.8 million years old).

A 200-million-year-old fossil tortoise.

A 161-million-year-old fossil salamander.

This extremely large insect is a dragonfly, from the Jurassic period. This winged insect from the time of the dinosaurs displays all its four wings in fine fashion.

A 64-million-year-old shrimp fossil from the lower Cretaceous period.

An 82- to-68-million-year-old sea urchin fossil.

54-50-million-year-old fishes.

A fossil bee from the Eocene epoch (54 to 33 million years ago).

A fossil crab dating back 25 million years.

A 280-million-year-old fossil frog.

A 146- to 65-million-year-old lobster from the Cretaceous period. Even the delicate long legs and antennae are quite well-preserved.

A 440- to 410-milyon-year-old marine scorpion from the Silurian period.

Evolution has been defeated in the face of living fossils.

There is no difference whatsoever between this 195-million-year-old fossil shrimp and present-day shrimps.

A 50-million-year-old tortoise fossil and a modern-day tortoise whose form has remained unchanged for millions of years.

A 50-million-year-old fossil insect.

This 150-million-year-old dragonfly fossil is just as same as today’s dragonflies.

A 208- to 146-million-year-old fossil fish.

This is a fossil shrimp from the Jurassic period over 8 inches along the curve. The arthropod boasts excellent detail—the head, segmented carapace, legs, and even its tail are wonderfully displayed. There is no difference between it and the “living fossils” in today’s oceans.

1. A 9-centimeter shark’s tooth found in phosphate beds in central Florida. This fossil dates back to between the Eocene (54 million years ago) and Early Pliocene (5 million years ago).

2. A crinoid fossil, often found in rocks of the Silurian period (440 to 410 million years ago) and Mississipian period (360 to 325 million years ago). It is no different to present-day crinoids.

3. Another fossil crab from the Oligocene epoch (38 to 23 million years ago).

The invalidity of the theory of evolution is clearly revealed by "living fossils"—today's creatures whose form has remained unchanged for eons of geologic time. These present-day creatures possess exactly the same traits and complex features as their counterparts did then—in some cases, hundreds of millions of years ago.

His command when He desires a thing is just to say to it, "Be!" and it is. Glory be to Him Who has the Dominion of all things in His Hand. To Him you will be returned.
(Qur'an, 36:82-83)