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Rewriting history
23rd October 2017

By Sandra Pearce

A 70-million-year-old lobe-finned fish fossil could rewrite the story of how our ancestors evolved to live on land.

Scientists have found the remains of a new species of lobe-finned fish, known as Hongyu chowi, in a quarry in north China. The bizarre fish shares characteristics with two other separate groups of lobe-finned fish, one of which evolved into early four-legged animals, reports the Daily Mail.

The fossil suggests that more species were evolving to live on land than scientists had previously thought.