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Fossil holds new insights into how fish evolved onto land

"It's like a snake on the outside, but a fish on the inside." The fossil of an early snake-like animal -- called Lethiscus stocki --...

Ancient southern China fish may have evolved prior to the ‘Age...

An ancient fish species with unusual scales and teeth from the Kuanti Formation in southern China may have evolved prior to the "Age of...

Vision, not limbs, led fish onto land 385 million years ago

A provocative new Northwestern University and Claremont McKenna, Scripps and Pitzer colleges study suggests it was the power of the eyes and not the...

280 million-year-old fossil reveals origins of chimaeroid fishes

High-definition CT scans of the fossilized skull of a 280 million-year-old fish reveal the origin of chimaeras, a group of cartilaginous fish related to...

Fish fossil hunter poles apart

It's a white Christmas with a difference for an international gang of scientists heading from McMurdo Base to the Transantarctic Mountains in a gruelling...

Fish fossils reveal how tails evolved, professor finds

Despite their obvious physical differences, elephants, lizards and trout all have something in common. They possess elongated, flexible structures at the rear of their...

Giant extinct salmon fought with spike teeth during upriver spawning events

The ancient coastal waters of the Pacific, roughly 11 to 5 million years ago, were home to a bizarre and fascinating species of giant...

Early fossil fish from China shows where our jaws came from

Where did our jaws come from? The question is more complicated than it seems, because not all jaws are the same. In a new...

Ancient fish illuminates one of the mysteries of childhood

Remember dropping your milk teeth? After a lot of wiggling the tooth finally dropped out. But in your hand was only the enamel-covered crown:...

A new ‘king’ — New, gigantic, ancient armored fish discovered

We've all seen "Jurassic Park." We all know T. rex. But what about B. rex? Thanks to a team of scientists from the Academy of Natural...

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