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Big, toothy fish found in Nevada chomped prey like sharks

 

August 6, 2017



ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A fossil found in northeastern Nevada shows a newly discovered fish species that scientists believe looked, and ate, like a shark.

The fossil is what remains of a bony, sharp-toothed fish that would have been about six-feet-long (1.83 meters) with long jaws and layers of sharp teeth.

The type of jaw and teeth on the fish suggest it would have chomped down on its prey before swallowing it whole, like a shark, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported (http://on.rgj.com/2wmbZfQ ).

"The surprising find from Elko County in northeastern Nevada is one of the most completely preserved...



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