Wednesday, August 19, 2009

MFS - Strange But True - Creatures / Animals 5


The Coelacanth is is the common name for an order of fish that includes the oldest living lineage of gnathostomata known to date. The coelacanths, which are related to lungfishes and tetrapods, were believed to have been extinct since the end of the Cretaceous period, until the first Latimeria specimen was found off the east coast of South Africa, off the Chalumna River in 1938.

Read more about this amazing living fossil on MFS,with videoclip.


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