First Fossil Brain: Shark Relative That Lived 300 Million Years Ago Yields Very Rare Specimen

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 10:35 in Paleontology & Archaeology

A 300-million-year-old brain of a relative of sharks and ratfish has been revealed by French and American scientists using synchrotron holotomography. It is the first time that the soft tissue of such an old fossil brain has ever been found.

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