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A jaw-dropping fossil fish

The ancestors of modern jawed vertebrates are commonly portrayed as fishes with a shark-like appearance. But a stunning fossil discovery from China puts a new face on the original jawed vertebrate. See Article p.188

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Figure 1: Evolution of the jawed-vertebrate face.

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Friedman, M., Brazeau, M. A jaw-dropping fossil fish. Nature 502, 175–177 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature12690

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