Ancient nursery of bizarre spoon-billed sharks discovered

January 9, 2014 9:43 PM

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Ancient nursery of bizarre spoon-billed sharks discovered

Stunningly preserved baby sharks with bizarre, long snouts — as well as egg cases from the same species — may be the oldest convincing evidence of an ancient shark nursery.

In unpublished work on egg casings found in Germany, paleontologists have inferred the presence of another ancient shark nursery that is 330 million years old, but "this is the first time we have eggs and fossilized hatchlings in the same place, proving it's a shark nursery," said study co-author La...

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