Oldest Fossils in the Collection

The oldest fossils in the Royal BC Museum collections are about 550 million years old. They represent early life forms resembling jellyfish, strange worms, frond-like corals, and sea pens (marine animals that look like antique feather pens). This unusual fossil, among the oldest in the collection, was discovered near Mt. Robson. For more about the oldest fossils, click here.
RBCM.EH2010.003.0008, Miettia salientensis Hofmann and Mountjoy, 2010