Friday 27 September 2013

Jaw dropping new discovery

Scientist hails 'jaw-dropping' fish fossil discovery
A leading British scientist has said that the discovery of a 419-million-year-old fish fossil in China is a stunning and spectacular development. Palaeobiologist Matt Friedman told the BBC that the fish provided crucial evidence about the evolutionary development of jawed vertebrates.As a remote relative of humans, it provides important evolutionary clues. "It is the deepest branch of our family tree that bears the kinds of jaw bones found in humans," Dr Friedman said.

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