By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood
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Oldest Known Air Breather

Oldest Known Air Breather

When: 414 Million BCE
From Year 0 (BCE/CE): -414000000
Post Date: 09/17/2021

The millipede Pneumodesmus newmani is the oldest air-breathing animal known to date. This ancient denizen of the Scottish waters once roamed the Earth during the early Silurian era. The millipede likely supplemented its oxygen intake through air as well as using its gills while in water.
 
 

 

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