Fish Have Been Able To See Color For More than 300 Million Years, Study Finds

December 24, 2014 1:46 PM

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Eye cell analysis of a fossilized fish revealed that color vision has existed for the species since at least 300 million years ago.

Researchers at Kumamoto University in Japan analyzed a 300-million-year old fossil specimen of a fish called Acanthodes bridge found in Kansas. Scientists believe that it could be the last known common ancestor of modern jawed fishes such as barracudas and sharks.

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