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Prehistoric fish found with modern jaw


Posted on Sunday, 29 September, 2013 | Comment icon 12 comments

The prehistoric fish was the progenitor of modern jaw bones. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Dallas Krentzel
Scientists in China have discovered the earliest known creature that possesses a distinct face.
The species known as Entelognathus primordialis was a heavily armored fish that lived approximately 419 million years ago. Considered to be one of mankind's early ancestors, the fish is thought to be the missing link in the development of vertebrates.

Discovered by an international team of scientists at China's Xiaoxiang Reservoir, the fish is the earliest known specimen to exhibit a modern jaw. "We now know that ancient armoured placoderms gave rise to the modern fish fauna as we know it," said palaeontology professor John Long.

The find is being hailed as highly significant and Long has described it as "the most exciting news in palaeontology since Archaeopteryx or Lucy."

Source: Yahoo! News | Comments (12)

Tags: Fossil, Fish, Jaw, China


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #3 Posted by Oniomancer on 29 September, 2013, 15:39
A face only the world's oldest mother could love.
Comment icon #4 Posted by PersonFromPorlock on 29 September, 2013, 17:39
What about Helen Thomas?
Comment icon #5 Posted by dibatag on 29 September, 2013, 23:00
You should see my mother in law
Comment icon #6 Posted by Spiritus Spacium on 30 September, 2013, 0:36
perfect smile
Comment icon #7 Posted by coolguy on 30 September, 2013, 4:29
Could be a hoax,
Comment icon #8 Posted by Sundew on 1 October, 2013, 2:21
That's nothing, the other day I saw a two-faced politician on TV.
Comment icon #9 Posted by MrPringle on 5 October, 2013, 7:21
Pacu has teeth like human.
Comment icon #10 Posted by PersonFromPorlock on 5 October, 2013, 22:08
What about Helen Thomas?
Comment icon #11 Posted by Duchess Gummybuns on 15 October, 2013, 17:53
No wonder it's a missing link. Its relatives wanted to stay as far away as possible from those masticators.
Comment icon #12 Posted by qxcontinuum on 23 October, 2013, 3:58
Wouldn't be interesting through some lets say magical gate to travel back in time to that period, seeing a specific fish that somehow lead genetically to your own origins. Basically that is your grand father. How would you feel looking at that creature, swimming around careless and indifferent, knowing he is you nut 4000 billion years less.


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