Skip to comments.Jaws, the prequel: Scientists find the ‘Model T Ford’ of sharks
Posted on 04/19/2014 11:53:13 PM PDT by blueplum
(Reuters) - You've heard of the Model T Ford, the famed early 20th-century automobile that was the forerunner of the modern car. But how about the Model T shark?
Scientists on Wednesday announced the discovery of the impeccably preserved fossilized remains of a shark that lived 325 million years ago in what is now Arkansas, complete with a series of cartilage arches that supported its gills and jaws.
Employing sophisticated equipment at the European Synchrotron in France, the scientists used high-resolution X-rays to obtain a detailed view of the shape and organization of the arches and associated structures.
They found that the arrangement was unlike that of modern sharks but was very much like that of bony fishes like today's tuna or swordfish. Maisey said that scientists had viewed today's sharks as very primitive creatures while seeing bony fish as more advanced.
"Modern sharks cannot be considered anymore as living fossils that did not evolve...
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I know who you are, you're that land shark
no, no, no, I'm a dolphin open the door
but seriously, how did a shark get to Arkansas?
I screwed up the title - could you please change it to
Jaws, the prequel: Scientists find the ‘Model T Ford’ of sharks
courtesy ping to Sunken
There used to be a sea where Arkansas is now.
but then came man-made global warming.
Sharkadelphia, Sharkansas, county seat of Shark County.
Went for an interview with the Rose Law firm. Never came back..
Get back to me when they find the Benz Motorwagen of sharks.
In the meantime, have a happy Easter!
So “Arkansaw” was orignally “Arkansea”?
So this shark was black?
The Model T wasn’t glamorous, but there are plenty of them still on the road today, a century later, and for those into it, it was a flex-fuel vehicle; Henry knew that gasoline might not be available, but that kerosene would be (lighting, heating), so the small bore long stroke engine will run on kerosene and water as well as gasoline.
:’) And thanks, Happy Easter to you too! (’: