Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Living Fossils- Cockroaches:Defying the Passage of Time|
|Abstract:||A true or classic Living Fossil is one that was only known from the fossil record until a living representative was discovered, as the sole surviving member of a once numerous and widespread group. Cockroaches have been around for approximately 350 million years and realistically speaking, have never really disappeared only to be rediscovered amidst scientific rejoicing. Therefore, they only qualify as Living Fossils on a technicality—because they have been around so long and have changed so little in the interim.|
|Appears in Collections:||SR Vol.47(05) [May 2010]|
Files in This Item:
|SR 47(5) (Living Fossils).pdf||98.88 kB||Adobe PDF||View/Open|
Items in NOPR are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.