Living-fossil



noun
1.
an organism that is a living example of an otherwise extinct group and that has remained virtually unchanged in structure and function over a long period of time, as the coelacanth and the horseshoe crab.
noun
1.
an animal or plant, such as the coelacanth and ginkgo, belonging to a group most of whose members are extinct

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