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Ancient Fish Fossil With Human Like Face Discovered in China

Thursday, September 26, 2013 5:39
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Fossil of a prehistoric fish Entelognathus primordialis, which existed some 419-million years ago, was found in an ancient seabed Kuanti Formation located in the Quijing prefecture in Southwest China. The discovery of this fossil fish provides an insight into how vertebrate faces evolved over a period of time.
Analysis of the 8-inch long well preserved fossil revealed that it belonged to placoderms.  Placoderms possessed a bony skull and jaw like most of the vertebrates including mammals. They had a beak like jaw that was made of bone plates and in the history of evolution Placoderms were the first jawed fish that survived in the late Silurian seas of China about 430-360 million years ago, reports the study published in the journal Nature.
Ancient fish Fossil with Human like Face Discovered in China (Photo : BRIAN CHOO/

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