26 October 2012

• First Critter On Earth to Have Teeth – Ancestor of Bluefish? You?

“Scientists have found fossil evidence of the first animal to grow a set of pearly whites — a prehistoric fish that lived more than 380 million years ago.

“An international research team discovered teeth in several specimens of an ancient fish species, known as placoderms, a finding that likely represents the origins of teeth and jaws in animals.

“A full set of chompers has been key to the success of most top predators….”

Source of article and photo: WAToday.com.au

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