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MOVIE: Virtual three-dimensional type of the braincase of Minjinia turgenensis generated from CT scan view more
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Sharks’ non-bony skeletons had been considered to be the template before bony interior skeletons developed, but a fresh discovery that is fossil otherwise.
The development of a fish that is 410-million-year-old by having a bony skull suggests the lighter skeletons of sharks could have developed from bony ancestors, rather than the other means around.
Sharks have skeletons made cartilage, which is around half the thickness of bone tissue. Cartilaginous skeletons are recognized to evolve before bony people, however it had been thought that sharks split off their animals in the evolutionary tree before this occurred; keeping their cartilaginous skeletons while other seafood, and in the end us, proceeded to evolve bone tissue.
Now, a team that is international by Imperial university London, the Natural History Museum and scientists in Mongolia are finding a seafood fossil having a bony skull that is a historical relative of both sharks and pets with bony skeletons.Continue reading