93-million-year-old Shark Fossil Found


Scientists have found a full fossil of a shark that used to rule the oceans some 93 million years ago. This strange winged shark species is known as Aquilolamna milarcae. It was a slow-swimming shark that must have fed on plankton. The defining characteristic of this newly-found shark species is its extremely long and thin pectoral fins, which look like wings. The fossil study also showed that the shark was 1.65mts long and had a wingspan of 1.90mts, with a large mouth that had very small teeth.

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