Monday, February 9, 2015

sea creatures

a coelacanth in a plastic prism

"The discovery of a species still living, when they were believed to have gone extinct 66 million years previously, makes the coelacanth the best-known example of a Lazarus taxon, an evolutionary line that seems to have disappeared from the fossil record only to reappear much later."
"they are more closely related to lungfishreptiles and mammals than to the common ray-finned fishes."

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