Let us know in the comments.
Ariana Grande And Matt Bennett Date Is Real — Check Out The Rumor Of Their Marrying
Ariana Grande: I’ve Had That Song Since ‘Teenage Dream’ Was Released [#HappensInSaturdays]
Paleontologists in China have found that a fossilized shark skull bears a startling resemblance to the human face .
The fossil, which they named “Xu Yuxiaobong,” was discovered in a limestone formation in central China’s Xining County. The skull is a little more than 150,000 years old — a new age for a fossil — and was unearthed during a conservation project, scientists said.
This is the first time someone has found a skull with a “shark-like” face, they said.
The discovery lends weight to a theory of evolution in which sharks and modern sharks evolved from the same ancient ancestral animal, researchers wrote in the study, published in the journal Palaeontology.
“Because humans have only been around for around 200,000 years, it’s not easy for us to imagine that sharks and modern sharks evolved from a common ancestor,” said study co-author Dr. Feng Xing, a paleontologist at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The fossil comes from the Lower Cretaceous section of northern China, as part of the Yuquan Formation, the earliest known layer in the fossil record.
The jawbone is about 120 million years old, making it more than 250 million years older than previously known dinosaurs.
“This skull resembles a very primitive human face,” team member Dr. Fang Liu reported at the American Museum of Natural History. “It’s a good example of what a modern fossil might look like.”
Xu Yuxiaobong was unearthed in a limestone deposit about 200 meters (656 feet) below the coastal plain known as the Yuquan Formation. The region is situated on a large delta-shaped region in northwestern China.
“We have already found this site before, but I think we now have a much more complete record,” Feng Xing told CNN. “The Yuquan Formation is one of the most diverse areas of the country and contains a large number of fossils — we’re dealing with hundreds of thousands, not thousands.”
Xu Xing’s colleague Zhang Jianxiong, also a paleontologist,
how to learn ventriloquism youtube kids, how do you learn ventriloquism fast people search, alphabet band book listen and learn book, learn ventriloquism dvdfab 8, how to learn faster than others