Tag Archives: Dendrogramma

Entirely new form of life discovered

Yes, it was originally found in 1986 and not examined until recently. Still, a new organism that doesn’t seem to belong to any known phylum was discovered near Tasmania.

It’s very small, shaped vaguely like a mushroom, and might not share a common ancestor with any known living creature in the last 500 million years.

“We think it belongs in the animal kingdom somewhere; the question is where.” – Jorgen Olesen