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Fish Fossil Yields Jaw-Dropping Data on Man's Past

Science & Tech  (tags: Paleontology, new discovery, China, Zhu Min, Entelognathus, "complete jaw", missing link fossil, 419 million years old, toothless armoured fish, placoderms, new extinct group found, ancestors to modern fishes, Journal Nature )

- 1580 days ago -
Finding Entelognathus is a revelation comparable to the discovery of Archaeopteryx.

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Kit B (276)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 7:47 pm

And... slowly but surely those fish would develop some appendages and then find their way to land. Over time their eggs would develop hard shells and they would not need to return to the water. From these early vertebrates comes the ability to one day walk on land and new life springs on planet earth. Not our kissing cousins but cousins they are. I read an article about this discovery, we just keep learning more and more, and from the most unlikely of all places. Everything has to be just exactly perfect, the depth of the water, temperatures, so many things must come together to create a fossil and then just how lucky that we find them.

There are fools that want all of the beauty of this the remarkable story of this planet removed from text books.

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 9:08 pm
I haven't heard Archaeopteryx, since I last played Animal Crossing. :D

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday September 27, 2013, 3:18 am

Kath P (9)
Friday September 27, 2013, 3:48 am
Always amazing to find out a bit more about how we evolved. Thanks

Jonathan H (0)
Friday September 27, 2013, 4:27 am

. (0)
Friday September 27, 2013, 5:57 am
Cool! Thanks for sharing, Judy.

Kerrie G (118)
Friday September 27, 2013, 8:18 am
Noted, thanks.

Bruno Moreira (61)
Friday September 27, 2013, 12:14 pm
noted thanks

Roger G (154)
Friday September 27, 2013, 1:36 pm
noted, thanks

Eva C (18)
Friday September 27, 2013, 1:48 pm

Birgit W (160)
Friday September 27, 2013, 3:35 pm
Interesting, thanks.

Charlene Rush (79)
Friday September 27, 2013, 4:02 pm
Eventually, science may determine how our entire evolution came about.
I only wish I could be around to learn of this discovery.
By the time this occurs, will humans have destroyed everything we know, through greed and selfishness?

Bob hardly here P (396)
Friday September 27, 2013, 4:41 pm
Thanks Judy

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 3:22 am
Thanks, interesting article.

Kay M (347)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 9:25 am

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 7:11 pm
Fascinating and intriguing.

reft h (66)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 11:16 pm
I'm always amazed by how they can figure these things out. Fascinating.

Winn A (177)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 5:47 am

Melania P (128)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 2:47 pm
So cool, there is so much we donīt know....
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