A living fossil is a group of organisms that disappears from one or more periods of the fossil record, only to appear again later.
|Alejandro de Humboldt National Park||rare large shrew-like insectivore Cuban solenodon Solenodon cubanus (EN), considered a living fossil (UNEP-WCMC)|
|Greater Blue Mountains||Wollemia|
|Kinabalu Park||The mountain flora has diverse 'living fossils' such as the celery pine and the trig-oak, the evolutionary link between oaks and beeches. (AB ev)|
|Lagoons of New Caledonia||Nautilus|
|Mount Wuyi||Gingko Biloba|
|Namib Sand Sea||welwitschia|
|Ohrid Region||Lake Ohrid is so old and isolated by surrounding hills and mountains that a unique collection of plants and animals has evolved. These include a number of relict species, or “living fossils” (including Ohrid trout (Salmo letnica))|
|Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries||Gingko Biloba|
|Three parallel rivers of Yunnan||Gingko Biloba|
|Viñales Valley||Microcycas calocoma, cork palm, "a living fossil of the Cretaceous phanerogamic flora" (AB ev)|
|iSimangaliso Wetland Park||Coelacanth|
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