The oldest fungi fossils have been identified in a Belgian museum

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2231068-the-oldest-fungi-fossils-have-been-identified-in-a-belgian-museum/

Fungi fossil

These fungi fossils are made from a network of filaments

Steeve Bonneville – Université Libre de Bruxelles

The oldest confirmed fungi fossils have been identified in a Belgian museum, providing vital evidence for how life on Earth evolved.

The fossils are between 715 and 810 million years old, making them more than 250 million years older than the previous confirmed record holder. Steeve Bonneville at the Free University of Brussels says the fossils had been languishing in Belgium’s Royal Museum for Central Africa for decades without anyone analysing them, having been originally discovered in what is now the Democratic Republic …