Local scientists discover ancient fish species

    Academy of Natural Sciences researchers have been hard at work on new discoveries dating back hundreds of millions years.

    A team of researchers from the Academy, the University of Chicago and Harvard have found what they call the Laccognathus embryi in the Canadian Arctic, and as the Associated Press describes it, the species doesn’t sound especially cute or friendly.

    A large, predatory fish with a powerful bite, the fish roamed the waters on North America about 375 million years ago, the Laccognathus embryi was about six feet long, had small eyes and large teeth.

    The same team of researchers also discovered several years ago a species linking fish with the earliest limbed animals.

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