Found, Fossil Life 200 Million Years of Age

Sunday, August 21, 2011

This eel has many advantages possessed primitive eel.

Biologists reported a new species of eel found in underwater caves as deep as 35 meters on the edge of an island nation of Palau, western Pacific. Experts call it a living fossil that is similar to the eels first swim of about 200 million years ago. As quoted from the Daily Telegraph, August 20, 2011, the findings were published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Penemuan itself took place in March last year by a team led by Masaki Miya of the Institute of Museum of Natural History in Chiba, Japan. species of eel found tangible brown small fish with different anatomical characteristics of modern eel. Instead, it has many advantages of primitive eels that live in the early Mesozoic era, when dinosaurs roamed the earth. The parallels include a disproportionate head size, body compressed into a short, collar like openings in the gills, tail and fin rays at the ends of bones jaw called the premaxilla.

This finding is itself quite remarkable and even eels are put into a separate species, namely Protoanguilla Palau. When first encountered, using hand nets and lights, researchers collected eight samples of eels that have a length of about 6-9 centimeters long is. After that, DNA tests conducted to assess the genetic history of the eel. According to research, to date, Palau is the only place the discovery of the species. Nevertheless, researchers estimate, the distribution of eels is still quite broad. For information, Charles Darwin called a living fossil with a term to describe the species still survived until now though has been handed down over millions of years


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