A tiny fossil was recently found at Loch Torridon in the Northwest Scottish Highlands in Scotland. ‘Loch’ is the Irish word for a lake or a sea inlet.
This fossil is around a billion years old. Scientists say that this fossil could be the earliest (oldest) multicellular animal known to science so far.
This fossil has been named Bicellum Brasieri. The fossil shows that the organism had two distinct cell types.
The study says that the discovery of this fossil could indicate that the evolution of multicellular animals happened nearly a billion year ago. Additionally, early life may have started in freshwater lakes rather than the ocean.
Scientists say that this fossil could be a new link to help us understand the evolution of animals.