SCITECH EUROPA: Our jawed ancestors made their cousins extinct

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 18/12/2019

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New fossil records demonstrate how our aquatic ancestors rose to dominance by becoming predators of their jawless cousins.

Palaeontologist at the University of Manchester have recently uncovered that changing pattern in the bite marks on fossil from early vertebrates. By studying fossils from varying periods, researchers were able to unlock the circumstances of human evolution.

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TitleOur jawed ancestors made their cousins extinct
Media name/outletSciTech Europa
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date18/12/19
DescriptionNew fossil records demonstrate how our aquatic ancestors rose to dominance by becoming predators of their jawless cousins.

Palaeontologist at the University of Manchester have recently uncovered that changing pattern in the bite marks on fossil from early vertebrates. By studying fossils from varying periods, researchers were able to unlock the circumstances of human evolution.
URLhttps://www.scitecheuropa.eu/jawed-ancestors-extinct/98930/
PersonsRobert Sansom

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