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Early Land Animals Transcript


I’m in northern New Brunswick on the shore of the Bay of Chaleurs. This is the Campbellton Formation behind me and these are Devonian age rocks. They’re about 395 million years old. They’ve been studied for a long time, they are one of the best records of land plants in the early Devonian anywhere in the world. The site where I’m standing right now is also the place where the oldest land animals in North America have been described. There are small centipede-like animals called Eoarthropleura and there are also millipedes that were described just a few years ago.