Scientists say the oldest known species of a plant and animal is a flowering plant and a mammal from southern Africa.
Scientists believe the oldest of the two, cassava, dates back to at least 6,000 years ago, and it was discovered by a local farmer in the 1960s.
But the oldest mammal species, a plant called cassava serrulata, has been dated to 4,600 years old, according to scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
The researchers also discovered that the oldest flowering plant in the world is actually a plant, called C. californica, from western South America.
C. caliparum has been named the oldest living plant on Earth.
corona is the oldest member of the cassava family,” said University of California Santa Cruz Professor of Plant Pathology Paul L. Schofield, in a statement.
“It has an extraordinary range of leaves and stems.
It has also the oldest flower of all plants.
It is considered to be the oldest surviving species of plant.”
The research team also discovered fossils of a young species of C. coronalius, which has been called “the oldest animal on Earth.”
“The oldest animal, C. serruloata, was discovered in northern Peru,” said Livia B. Pacheco, a University of Michigan professor of entomology who was not involved in the research.
Pacheco and colleagues identified fossils of two young species, one of which is now called C-coral.
Their findings were published online in the journal PLOS ONE.
A new species of cassava known as Cassava serralica has been identified from fossils found in the mountains of northern Peru.
Its discovery was made in the 1950s by a farmer who was digging a trench in the mountainous region of Pisco de la Paz.
Cassava serra is a genus of plants in the family Cucurbitaceae, a family of plants that includes the red cedar, sweet corn and cilantro family.
Schofield and his team used carbon dating to identify fossils found at Pisco in the 1980s.
“Our fossils, which we dated using a technique called carbon dating, revealed that C. caudatus, which is the genus name, was the oldest animal we had ever found,” he said.
“We named it after the famous explorer Jacques Cousteau, who went there in 1849 and brought back fossils that showed how old these plants are.”
C-corta, a species of cactus, was also found at the site, and the team determined that it was about 4,500 years old.
While the oldest plants in this family are the plants that are found in forests, the oldest animals are the animals found in lakes and ponds, Pachecono said.
She said the new species, Cassava cerca, is a species that is closely related to the C.cerca species that has been found in Peru.
“It’s a species with a lot of similarities to C. cercana,” Pachecone said.