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Wed Oct 31, 2012, 06:19 AM

First flying fish fossil found

(When I say 'first', I mean 'earliest', but the alliteration took hold of me!)

New flying fish fossils found in China provide the earliest evidence of vertebrate over-water gliding strategy.

Chinese researchers have tracked the "exceptionally well-preserved fossils" to the Middle Triassic of China (235-242 million years ago).

The Triassic period saw the re-establishment of ecosystems after the Permian mass extinction.

The fossils represent new evidence that marine ecosystems re-established more quickly than previously thought.


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Wed Oct 31, 2012, 09:55 AM

1. Flying Fish Fossils sounds like a great name for a band.


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