As we all know, the earth was born 4.6 billion years ago. The early Earth was also a purgatory world, and the environment was worse than Venus. But with the passage of time, in addition to all kinds of coincidences, the environment of the earth has gradually become better and better, becoming a beautiful ecological planet 4 billion years ago.
After the formation of a perfect ecosystem, the earth will have all the necessary conditions for the birth of life. Therefore, 3.8 billion years ago, the first life was born from the primitive ocean of the earth. The fire of life can start a prairie fire. With the birth of the first life, the earth has also become a planet of life. In the long years since then, life has undergone continuous evolution, with more and more numbers, more and more types, and more and more advanced. Finally, intelligent life humans were born millions of years ago.
After entering the era of science and technology, human beings have begun to explore and study the life history of the earth. Many people may say that we have no time and light to go back to the earth in ancient times. How can we know what happened in the life world of the earth? What creatures ever existed?
Yes, we can’t go back to the past through time and space. If we want to study and explore the life history of the earth, we can only rely on two magic weapons, one is geological survey and the other is biological fossils. Although we can’t see the past years with our own eyes, the traces left by the years will be preserved in the rocks.
Through geological survey, we can find some traces of the earth’s history in different geological layers, and paleontological fossils are important tools for us to study and explore the earth’s life history. Paleontological fossils refer to the biological remains and active remains formed and existing in the strata during the prehistoric geological history of mankind, including plants, invertebrates, vertebrates and their trace fossils. Paleontological fossils are the witness of the earth’s history and the scientific basis for studying the origin and evolution of organisms.
As we all know, the earth’s geology has not been stable for billions of years, but a large geological activity will occur every tens of millions of years. Every large geological activity will lead to a large number of biological extinction, some of these organisms will become fossils because of geological activities, sealed in rocks.
The earth is a natural museum of history. As long as the fossilized rocks stay underground, they can be preserved for tens of millions of years or even hundreds of millions of years. Every time the geological plate changes, many animal fossils will be buried in the deep sea or deep under the surface.
By finding these fossils, scientists can uncover part of the mystery of the earth’s history. For example, scientists have discovered a large number of dinosaur fossils around the world, revealing the glorious age of dinosaurs 65 million years ago. We also know that before the birth of human beings, there were dinosaurs, which dominated the earth for 160 million years.
Through trilobite fossils, scientists know that trilobite is the most representative ancient creature in Cambrian period 500-600 million years ago. It is a kind of arthropod. Through it, we also understand that that period was the time when insects dominated the earth, and preliminarily speculate that the earliest organisms evolved from the ocean to the land may be insect like arthropods.
By exploring fossils of paleontology, scientists not only need to know which organisms have appeared in the life history of the earth, but also need to find the ancient ancestors of millions of modern organisms. After Darwin put forward the theory of evolution, let us understand that life is constantly moving forward through evolution, modern organisms must have an ancient biological ancestor.
Understanding the evolutionary relationship between Paleontology and modern biology is more helpful for us to understand the evolution of life and to explore the mystery of life. Scientists have found a large number of paleontological fossils all over the world, most of which we can explore the evolutionary relationship between their origins and modern organisms.
But there is a paleontological fossil that has puzzled scientists for more than 60 years, and it has not been solved until now. What’s the matter? More than 60 years ago, a collector accidentally got a strange animal fossil, because the collector’s name is Tali, so this fossil is also called “monster Tali”.
Through this fossil, we can see the paleontological specimen in it. It looks like a kind of fish, and its appearance is very ugly. This is a kind of fish that we have never seen at all. It looks like a combination of snake and squid. Its upper body is slender and its lower body is very large. If it’s a terrestrial creature, there are many creatures with this kind of body structure, but scientists have never seen marine creatures with this kind of body shape.
What kind of creature is it? How many years ago? Because it can’t find a matching sample, scientists can only speculate about the monster Tali. It is generally believed that Tali was born in the Carboniferous period, with a history of at least 300 million years.
Carboniferous is an important orogenic period in the history of crustal development, which is a period of active crustal movement. This period is the representative era of plant world prosperity and the era of terrestrial Biospace development. At that time, the climate was warm, humid, swampy, and there were large-scale forests on the mainland.
Dragonflies are the most important group of marine invertebrates in the Carboniferous, and this era is also known as the giant insect era by scientists. There are huge insects everywhere, such as giant spiders, giant centipedes, giant dragonflies and so on. Under the background of this special period, some scientists believe that Tali monster may be the ancestor of snail, but it has no shell.
There are also views that the Tali monster may be a special insect, after all, the Carboniferous can be called the era of insects. As for what it really is, scientists have no way to give a definite answer. At present, we have only found this strange fossil on the earth, and no more similar paleontological fossils have been found.
To understand the true identity of the Tali monster, we need to find more similar fossils. Now it has been entered into the museum’s electronic database, looking forward to the disclosure of its true identity in the future. For the Tali monster, which can not find the real identity of paleontology, it is rare for scientists to explore the way of paleontological fossils.
Therefore, there are also some people who dare to speculate that Tali monster will be an alien creature? That is, alien creatures from outside the earth are forgotten on the earth? Of course, this conjecture has not been supported by more people. More people still think that it is an ancient creature of the earth, but it may be very rare, leaving less fossils.
It can be seen from this that in the long life history of the earth for billions of years, although there were at least tens of millions of ancient creatures, few of them can be named and understood. We don’t know most of the paleontology. Even the ancestors of millions of modern creatures, very few can find its source.
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