M Paul Lloyd wrote:
Crocodiles, because they are survivors.
But also Tardigrades and Sharks for much the same reason and my dog cos he's nice.
Interesting choice there MPL. I read up on Tardigrades, and apparently, NASA had packed some off on the Russian spacecraft Phobos-Grunt. Not sure how responsible that was. From there, they could easily have found their way to other planets after a meteorite impact on Phobos. I have nothing against seeding the planets, but I'd like to establish beforehand if life managed to emerge on its own somewhere.