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Fossil of Tubular Animal Discovered
Pyongyang, November 20 (KCNA) -- A fossil of tubular animal has been found out recently in Phyongsan area of North Hwanghae Province to attract attention of geologists of the DPRK.

The tubular animal was the first organism with skeletal structure on the earth. It was an elliptic tube-shape animal with nothing in abdomen.

Teachers and researchers of geology faculty of Kim Il Sung University excavated the fossil of the tubular animal in their in-depth research into the fossil of the Proterozoic era in some areas including Thangyo-ri, Phyongsan County, North Hwanghae Province.

They found out fossils of primitive seaweeds and primitive jellyfish belonging to the period of transition from one-cell to multi-cell in Juche 90 (2001). Recently they discovered the fossil of the 5cm-long tubular animal again on the same stratum.

According to varied analysis, the fossil is 620,000,000 years old.

The excavation of the fossil helps towards solving the crustal formation in a scientific way and concretizing the evolution process of organism.

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