Bangiomorpha

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Bangiomorpha pubescens
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Archaeplastida
Phylum: Rhodophyta
Class: Rhodophyceae
Order: Bangiales
Family: Bangiaceae
Genus: Bangiomorpha
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Species: B. pubescens
Binomial name
Bangiomorpha pubescens
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Bangiomorpha pubescens is a red alga. It is the first known sexually reproducing organism. A multicellular fossil of Bangiomorpha pubescens was recovered from Arctic Canada that strongly resembles the modern red alga Bangia despite occurring in rocks dating to 1,200 million years ago.[1]

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