Bangiomorpha

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Bangiomorpha pubescens
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Archaeplastida
Division: 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, and the first complex multicellular organism. A multicellular fossil of Bangiomorpha pubescens was recovered from the Hunting Formation in Somerset Island, 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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