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Jawless Ancient Fish: Distant Relative To Humans

Fossils of a prehistoric fish are revealing important details about the earliest vertebrate life on earth. A discovery was made that shows jaws evolved in animals that have backbones. On Wednesday, researchers described the fossil specimens of the fish that were uncovered at the Burgess Shale in the Canadian Rockies. Many of the fossils were preserved, which allowed scientists to …

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Ancient Fish Found Had Front And Back Legs

A strange looking ancient fish that was discovered off the coast of Canada’s Ellesmere Island tells us more than we previously knew about the evolution of limbed animals and their connection to humans. After further investigation of a 375 million-year-old fish known as Tiktaalik roseae, discovered in 2004, it was revealed that they may have developed rear legs before moving …

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