"Preserved specimen of chalumnae (Also known as Coelacanth) in the Natural History Museum, Vienna, Austria. Believed to have been extinct for 70 million years, this specimen was caught the 18 October of 1974, next to Salimani/Selimani (Grande Comore, Comoros Islands) 11°48′40.7″S 43°16′3.3″E Length: 170 cm - Weight: 60 kg." Picture of Coelacanth Wikipedia CC BY-SA 3.0 Alberto Fernandez.
Natalus picture by Mark Spencer for non-profit educational purposes.
Gingko fossil leaf permit Wikipedia CC BY-3.0 uploaded by tongopaso.
Living Fossils would not be expected if evolution was the mechanism for the vast changes (or differences) seen in all life forms. Stasis, if evolution were true (and it probably is not-at least macroevolution) would not be expected to allow certain life forms to remain unchanged for millions of years.Yet, a young age for the earth and the simple variations observed within present groups of organisms, argue in favor of the creation worldview. (For how worldviews are developed see section on The interfacing of Religion, Philosophy, and Science on this website.) Top row: dragonfly, second row popular leaf (I think) left and gingko right, third row coelacanth, fourth row nautilus, fifth row "sand dollars" left and "jellyfish" right.
Dec. 1, 1994, pp. 28–29 There are literally thousands of different types of animals and plants which are alive and essentially unchanged from the way they appear as fossils." From Answers in Genesis (AIG). See links below.