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What were the first seed plants?

Seed ferns were the first seed plants, protecting their reproductive parts in structures called cupules. Seed ferns gave rise to the gymnosperms during the Paleozoic Era, about 390 million years ago.

Is Gymnosperm the oldest type of seed plant?

Gymnosperms were the first seed plants to have evolved. The earliest seedlike bodies are found in rocks of the Upper Devonian Series (about 382.7 million to 358.9 million years ago).

Which group represents the most ancient surviving land plant lineage?

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  • Liverworts. Which group represents the most ancient surviving land plant lineage?
  • vascular plants. Hornworts form the sister clade of the.
  • branched apical growth.
  • mosses.
  • glaucophytes.
  • land plants.
  • small enough to allow diffusion.
  • gametangia.

What was the first seed?

Scientists believe that an extinct seed fern, called Elksinia Polymorpha, was the first plant to use seeds. This plant had cup-like features, called “cupules”, that would protect the developing seed. These cupules grew along the plant’s branches.

Who is first egg or hen?

Eggs, generally speaking, existed before chickens did. The oldest fossils of dinosaur eggs and embryos are about 190 million years old. Archaeopteryx fossils, which are the oldest generally accepted as birds, are around 150 million years old, which means that birds in general came after eggs in general.

How did plants start growing on earth?

Land plants evolved from ocean plants. That is, from algae. Plants are thought to have made the leap from the oceans onto dry land about 450 million years ago. A single plant can produce thousands or millions of spores at once.

Is there a 500 year old shark?

The Greenland shark has the longest known lifespan of all vertebrate species (estimated to be between 300 and 500 years), and is among the largest extant species of shark.

Was there a shark bigger than the Megalodon?

Like today’s largest sharks, megalodon also faced competition from a giant whale that hunted the same prey. Its name was Livyatan, and it was a ferocious competitor to megalodon. Livyatan was about the same size as the massive shark, weighing an estimated 100,000 pounds and reaching up to 57 feet in length.