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Post by Dragon Sun Mar 21, 2021 3:28 am

A new species of shark with hypertrophied, slender pectoral fins has been identified from the fossilized remains discovered in northern Mexico.

The newly-identified shark species, named Aquilolamna milarcae, swam in the Late Cretaceous oceans, approximately 93 million years ago.

“The complete specimen was found in 2012 in Vallecillo, Mexico, a locality yielding remarkably preserved fossils,” said lead author Dr. Romain Vullo from the University of Rennes and the CNRS and colleagues.

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Life reconstruction of Aquilolamna milarcae


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An "eagle shark" swam in late Cretaceous oceans


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