Fossil expands ancient fish family tree

December 19, 2019 - General

A second ancient lungfish has been discovered in Africa, adding another piece to the jigsaw of evolving aquatic life forms more than 400 million years ago.

Illustration of the newly described lungfish Isityumzi (lower right) and other Late Devonian freshwater
ecosystem creatures including an early tetrapod (Unzantsia) [Credit: Maggie Newman]The new fossil lungfish genus (Isityumzi mlomomde) was found about 10,000km from a previous…

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