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The 8 Oldest Animal Species on Earth

By Steven Romano Nov 21, 2013

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Recently a group of Bangor University researchers announced that an ocean quahog named Ming was actually 507 years old... after erroneously confirming its age to be 405 seven years prior—way to drop the ball, science! Still, there are a few species alive today whose lineages have transcended time, putting this geriatric clam to shame (were it still alive, sadly). Get ready for a blast from the past with the eight oldest animal species on Earth!

Tags: animals, science, jellyfish, slideshows, lizards, earth

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Steven Romano

Like Captain America, Steven Romano is just a boy from Brooklyn. When he isn't contributing to The MindHut and other geeky websites, Steven's hard at work writing his first novel and comic book scripts. Follow him on Twitter @Steven_Romano, and swing by his blog: stevenromano.tumblr.com

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