Of course they are dated young, the rocks are dated according to what fossils are found in them!
A. Please think about what your saying, if dating were done relatively there'd be no way to assign number values to the ages. Since we have assigned ages for rocks, then the rocks can't be dated solely by what fossils are found in them. In some cases index fossils can be used as a rule-of-thumb form of dating but if your claim were true there'd never be any news stories about "new fossil indicates X species began earlier than previously thought"
B. The fact that certain fossils are found in different layers is the problem you are trying to explain. Because modern animals are found in all habitats, there's no reason to think habitat is related to why modern fossils are never found in precambrian/cambrian rock.
Thanks. Thats part of what I am looking for, but as I said I have been looking for information that can provide statistics about what animals have been burried together, their total number found in the fossil record and so on..
I feel I should point out it's actually irrelevant whether an animal was buried next to another animal or not. The argument is about the age of the rock it's buried in.
Why would they have to be the same species??? The fossil record doesn't show ANY SPECIES of coelacanth for 80 million years.
It doesn't matter if the coelacanth family is missing from the fossil record. Please remember the problem isn't that any particular modern animal hasn't been found in precambrian/cambrian rock. The problem is that all
modern animals are absent in precambrian/cambrian rock.
Since you seem to like creation.com, here is another article concerning fossils:
That article doesn't have anything to do with why modern animals are never found in cambrian or precambrian rocks.
And here are over 200 Cambrian rabbits (which according to you, don't need to be rabbits):
I think you should look at that list again (sort by 'found in' column)
1) only 8 entries in that entire list deal with fossils found in the cambrian or pre-cambrian. There are 0 modern animals in those 8 entries, exactly as expected by evolutionary theory.
2) 2 of the 8 (including the only animal fossil) deal with fossils found later than expected, not earlier. (at worst this just means they didn't go extinct when previously thought)
3) the other 6 of the 8 are microfossils. It's relatively common for a pollen/spore to be washed into cracks into older rock and then fossilized. The whole point of pollen/spores is that they can be spread easily. If you look at that list you'll see that most of the entries are pollen, spores, or other types of microfossil.
Description in last column added by me
Type Expected Found in description
Spores Jurassic Precambrian microfossil
Spores Carboniferous Precambrian microfossil
Pollen "Paleozoic" Precambrian microfossil
Diacrodians Ordovician Precambrian microfossil
Pollen Cretaceous Cambrian microfossil
Spores Jurassic Cambrian microfossil
Trilobites Cambrian (lower) Cambrian (medial) animal, found later not earlier
Algae Precambrian Cambrian or Ordovician found later not earlier
So, how much money do I win.
Nothing. There's still no modern animals in precambrain or cambrian rocks.