Is it a plant? Is it a squid? No, itís a dead fish

A fossil slab discovered in Kansas 70 years ago and twice misidentified -- first as a green alga and then as a cephalopod -- has been reinterpreted as the preserved remains of a large cartilaginous fish, the group that includes sharks and rays. In a study published in the Journal of Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History researchers describe the fishy characteristics of the animal, which lived between 70-85 million years ago.

Is it a plant? Is it a squid? No, itís a dead fish

After 70 years a mysterious fossil has at last been correctly identified. Andrew Masterson reports.

Wed 18 Apr 18 from Cosmos Magazine

Mystery fossil turns out to be super fishy - CNET

It's not a plant. It's not a cephalopod. A head-scratching fossil finally gives up some of its secrets as scientists take a fresh look.

Tue 17 Apr 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

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