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Modern look for ancient lamprey

Nature volume 443, pages 921924 (26 October 2006) | Download Citation

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It was once thought that lampreys evolved from armoured jawless vertebrates. But a recently discovered lamprey fossil dates from the twilight age of their supposed ancestors, and looks surprisingly modern.

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  1. Philippe Janvier is at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, UMR 5143, CNRS, 8 Rue Buffon, Paris 75005, France. janvier@mnhn.fr

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