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The Evolution Of Jaws Based On A 325M-Year-Old Shark-Like Fossil
2014-04-17 07:20:53

Despite having retained their basic "sharkiness" for millions of years, modern sharks have less to tell us about the early evolution of jawed vertebrates—including humans—than was previously thought.

Vertebrate Study Reveals The Evolution Of The Face
2014-02-13 09:19:21

A study published on Wednesday in the journal Nature has revealed new details on the evolution of the jaw – a major defining structure in the evolution of the face.

New Species Of Marine Fish From The Devonian Period Discovered In Teruel
2013-06-03 18:50:57

Researchers from the University of Valencia and the Natural History Museum of Berlin have studied the fossilized remains of scales and bones found in Teruel and the south of Zaragoza, ascertaining that they belong to a new fish species called Machaeracanthus goujeti that lived in that area of the peninsula during the Devonian period.

New Insight Into Evolution Offered From Unusual Anal Fin
2013-04-10 09:31:33

An unusual fossil fish that has fins behind its anus could have implications for human evolution according to a scientist at The University of Manchester.

Genome Sequencing Of The Sea Lamprey Completed By Researchers
2013-03-02 05:21:25

According to a report in the journal Nature Genetics, an international team of geneticists has announced the successful sequencing of the sea lamprey genome.

Researchers Find Origins Of Teeth Much Older Than Previously Believed
2012-10-18 12:57:12

It’s likely the question “how long have humans had teeth?” has never entered into many normal and sober minds. Scientists and, more specifically, odontologists, are a different breed, however, and have wondered about the origins of teeth for many years.

2011-07-07 00:38:56

More than 99 per cent of modern vertebrates (animals with a backbone, including humans) have jaws, yet 420 million years ago, jawless, toothless armour-plated fishes dominated the seas, lakes, and rivers.

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2009-02-25 18:00:00

New research published Wednesday shows that sex has been around for much longer than many scientists had previously believed, with internal fertilization prevalent among prehistoric fish living on tropical reefs during the Devonian period 380 million years ago.

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2009-01-19 13:45:33

A Swedish scientist has reported the finding of a fossilized specimen that may provide new insight into how jawed vertebrates evolved.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.