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Extraordinary fossil reveals sharks’ family roots

Possible body reconstruction of P. saidselachus, sp. nov., Late Devonian.

It looks like an eel, but this fish (Phoebodus saidselachus) lived more than 380 million years ago and is closely related to much bigger and more fearsome predators — today’s sharks. Credit: L. Frey et al./Proc. R. Soc. B

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Nature 574, 152 (2019)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-019-02955-0

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