Paleontologists Discover First Skeletal Remains of Ancient Shark in Morocco
Experts have found the first skeletal remains of a Phoebodus, an ancient shark in Morocco’s Anti-Atlas Mountains.
International experts were amazed to find the first skeletal remains of a Phoebodus, an ancient shark in the Anti-Atlas Mountains in Morocco.
Phys.org announced the discovery on October 2, announcing that expert researchers working in the field were stunned to find the remains of several prehistoric creatures. The experts found skulls and a complete skeleton from a Phoeboous, an ancient shark that lived 350 million years ago.
Researchers believe that the discovery is “unprecedented.”
Researchers often find shark teeth, including those of the Phoeboduss, which are “the most common fossils discovered on the planet,” Fox News reported.
The researchers say the latest discovery is unprecedented as the body of the Phoebodus is “primarily made of cartilage, a complete skeleton has never been found, until recently.”
The researchers found the shark fossil in a mountainous region which used to be a shallow sea basin, according to Phys.org.
“Testing of the material in which the shark remains were fossilized revealed that the specimens were approximately 370 million years old,” the statement added.
When researchers studied the discovery, they found that the shark had a “long, think body” and a “flat skull and a long jaw.”
This is not the first time experts have made important discoveries in Morocco. In August, paleontologists from the UK, in collaboration with researchers from Morocco, discovered a species of stegosaurian dinosaur.
The species estimated to be 168 million years old.
The landmark discovery, according to researchers, could possibly lead to further revelations.