How flying fish took flight? Fossils may tell us

January 7, 2015 5:19 PM

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How flying fish took flight? Fossils may tell us

An extinct flying fish may shed light on how gliding evolved in such animals, researchers say.

Modern flying fish are famous for leaping from the water to glide in the air using long, winglike fins, presumably to escape aquatic predators. Much remains unknown about how modern flying fish developed their gliding abilities, since there is little in the way of missing-link fossils to illuminate...

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