ancient fish

Research suggests humans evolved from prehistoric sharks


June 14th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 14 (IANS) Believe it or not - humans evolved from a prehistoric shark that populated the seas more than 300 million years ago, according to scientists. The ancient ... Read more...

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Ancient fish pays with life for snaring flying dino


March 12th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 12 (IANS) Fossil remains of an ancient armoured fish, excavated in Bavaria, Germany, show it in the act of snaring its prey and paying with its life. The ... Read more...

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Ancient fish that eats inside cavity of dead animal with its skin, gills


March 6th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): University of British Columbia researchers have found that an ancient species of fish called Hagfish burrows into the body cavity of the dead or dying animal to eat ... Read more...

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Teeth took 400m yrs to evolve to allow us to eat the way we do today


September 19th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Peter Ungar's book, titled 'Mammal Teeth: Origin, Evolution, and Diversity', examines the tension between the feeder and food, which also evolved ways to minimize the chances of being consumed.Developing teeth meant ... Read more...

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Gene loss could help explain evolution of limbs from fins


June 24th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 24 (ANI): The loss of genes guiding fin development may help reveal how fish evolved into four-limbed vertebrates, according to new research.In the late Devonian period, some 365 million ... Read more...

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Lake-bed trails reveal ancient fish used to bottom feed


May 7th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): An Emory paleontologist has found that trails etched out in lake bed could reveal how ancient fish used to live.Anthony Martin found that wavy lines and squiggles etched ... Read more...

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Lack of oxygen may have forced fish to evolve into first air-breathing animals


February 10th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 10 (ANI): A new study by Australian scientists has determined that a global drop in oxygen levels may have been the driver that led ancient fish to leave the water ... Read more...

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Studying rotting fish can shed new light on humans’ earliest ancestry


February 1st, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A team of paleontologists has discovered that studying rotting fish can shed new light on our earliest ancestry.The researchers, from the Department of Geology at the University ... Read more...

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Fish became land walkers 20 mln yrs earlier than previously thought


January 7th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 7 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have discovered footprints from an 8-foot-long prehistoric creature, which suggests that ancient fish emerged from the sea to become land walkers almost ... Read more...

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Dinosaur fish had sex 380 million years ago


July 16th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 16 (IANS) The male members of an ancient fish species known as sea dinosaurs impregnated females with penis like organs 380 million years ago, just like modern day sharks. Some ... Read more...

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Scientists find ‘world’s oldest willy’


July 14th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 14 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a 400 million-year-old reproductive organ in an ancient fish specimen, which is the oldest penis-like structure found yet.According to a report by ABC News, ... Read more...

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Sex is 380 million years old


February 26th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 26 (ANI): Sex has been around for much longer than many scientists had previously believed - 380 million years to be exact. That's the conclusion of new study which discovered ... Read more...

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Fish had fingers before acquiring fins


September 22nd, 2008 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 22 (ANI): The analysis of a newly discovered fossil skeleton has revealed that before it acquired fins, an ancient fish sported something like fingers that were the precursors to ... Read more...

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Two ancient fish fossils found in Sichuan quarry


January 18th, 2008 - 3:52 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): Fossils of two ancient fish have been found in Pengxi county, Sichuan province.The remains were uncovered in a quarry.Archaeologists said that they could have been formed some ... Read more...

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