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First an alga, then a squid, enigmatic fossil is actually a fish

Added: 17.04.2018 3:28 | 20 views | 0 comments

Source: www.autospost.com
Source: www.autospost.com

A fossil slab discovered in Kansas 70 years ago and twice misidentified -- first as a green alga and then as a cephalopod -- has been reinterpreted as the preserved remains of a large cartilaginous fish, the group that includes sharks and rays. Researchers now describe the fishy characteristics of the animal, which lived between 70-85 million years ago.

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