„A team of Japanese researchers has discovered a hitherto unknown population of coelacanths, a fish species known as a „living fossil,“ off southeast Africa.

The researchers from Tokyo Institute of Technology and other entities said the newly found breeding group of coelacanths linked to the site has existed for more than 200,000 years without genetic contact with other groups.

Researchers had believed there was only one breeding group of the species off Africa. ….“

Source and more: Daily Yomouri Online, 10 Nov. 2011

Zum Thema Quastenflosser kann ich das Buch „Der Fisch der aus der Urzeit kam: Die Jagd nach dem Quastenflosser“ von Prof. Hans Fricke empfehlen.

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