A lamprey from the Cretaceous Jehol biota of China

@article{Chang2006ALF,
  title={A lamprey from the Cretaceous Jehol biota of China},
  author={Mee-mann Chang and Jiangyong Zhang and Desui Miao},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={441},
  pages={972-974}
}
  • Mee-mann Chang, Jiangyong Zhang, Desui Miao
  • Published 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Widespread nowadays in freshwater and coastal seas of the cold and temporal zones, lampreys are a jawless vertebrate group that has been in existence for more than 300 million years but left a meagre fossil record. Only two fossil lamprey species, namely Mayomyzon pieckoensis and Hardistiella montanensis, have been recognized with certainty from North American Carboniferous marine deposits. Here we report a freshwater lamprey from the Early Cretaceous epoch (about 125 million years ago) of… CONTINUE READING
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