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Bite marks in fossils reveal demise of our early relatives

December 18, 2019 - General

New fossil data show that our fishy ancestors may have risen to dominance by becoming predators of their ancient jawless cousins.

Predation of heterostracans by Panderichthys in a Devonian ocean
[Credit: Julio Lacerda]Palaeontologists at The University of Manchester have revealed the changing pattern in bite marks in fossil record of early vertebrates through time, and unlocked the circumstances of our own evolution.

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