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Tiny fish may be ancestor of nearly all

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 10:58 AM

A stunningly preserved, soft-bodied fish that is more than 500 million years old could be the ancestor of almost all living vertebrates.

The fossilized fish, called Metaspriggina, sports characteristic gill structures that later evolved into jawbones in jawed vertebrates, according to a new study.

https://uk.news.yaho...783.html#eDFTng

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