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How the discovery of a Chinese fish fossil rewrites the story of the evolution of life

How the discovery of a Chinese fish fossil rewrites the story of the evolution of life

Paleontologists are having fun over a newly discovered treasure trove of fish fossils that could reset our understanding of human evolution. The finds not only include the oldest teeth in the world, but also strengthen evidence for the emergence of jaws and limbs. Essentially, these findings could push back our understanding of humans’ earliest animal …

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This illustration provided by Heming Zhang in September depicts some of the fossil fish, more than 400 million years old, which were found by researchers in southern China, announced in a series of studies published in the journal Nature on Wednesday. The fossils date back to the Silurian period when scientists believe our backboned ancestors, who were still swimming around on a watery planet, may have started evolving teeth and jaws around this time.

The prequel to “Jaws”? Fish fossil catches in China include oldest teeth ever

This illustration provided by Heming Zhang in September features some of the fossil fish, more than 400 million years old, that have been found by researchers in southern China, a series of studies published in the Nature magazine. Fossils date back to the Silurian period when scientists believe that our spiny ancestors, who were still …

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World's oldest heart preserved in armored fish 380 million years old

World’s oldest heart preserved in armored fish 380 million years old

Researchers have discovered a 380 million year old heart – the oldest ever found – alongside a separate fossilized stomach, intestine and liver in an ancient jawed fish, shedding new light on the evolution of our own body. Credit: Alice Clement/Curtin University A team of Australian scientists has discovered the world’s oldest heart, part of …

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