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Prehistoric shark found off coast of Portugal
Category: Palaeontology | Posted on 11-12-2017 | 12 comments
Considered to be a 'living fossil', the frilled shark has remained unchanged for over 80 million years.

Rain brings alien-like shrimp back to life
Category: Natural World | Posted on 1-16-2017 | 17 comments
A prehistoric species of shrimp in Australia has been emerging from the ground recently due to heavy rain.

Rare nautilus spotted off Papua New Guinea
Category: Natural World | Posted on 8-30-2015 | 7 comments
An extremely rare species of cephalopod has been spotted again for the first time in over three decades.

New 'sea monster' could rewrite evolution
Category: Palaeontology | Posted on 5-16-2013 | 12 comments
The fossil remains of a new species of dolphin-like Cretaceous era sea reptile have been discovered.

Scientists sequence the coelacanth genome
Category: Science & Technology | Posted on 4-20-2013 | 15 comments
Referred to as a 'living fossil', the coelacanth has barely changed at all in over 300 million years.

'Extinct' whale species discovered alive
Category: Natural World | Posted on 12-23-2012 | 15 comments
The pygmy whale is the last living relative of a group of whales that died out millions of years ago.

Pacific eel discovery is "living fossil"
Category: Natural World | Posted on 8-17-2011 | 14 comments
A living fossil has been discovered in the form of a Pacific eel with unusually primitive features.

What's old is new: living fossils
Category: Natural World | Posted on 12-9-2008 | 6 comments
To navigate the currents of ecological fate, most creatures adapt - but a few have stuck to their evolutionary guns.

Fisherman catches 'living fossil'
Category: Natural World | Posted on 8-2-2007 | 12 comments
An extremely rare "living fossil" caught by a fisherman in Indonesia is being examined by scientists.

Indonesian fisherman catches 'living fossil'
Category: Natural World | Posted on 5-22-2007 | 12 comments
An Indonesian fisherman hooked a rare coelacanth, a species once thought as extinct as dinosaurs, and briefly kept the "living fossil" alive in a quarantined po...

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