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Some years ago, the story of the Smithsonian’s coelacanth took an interesting twist.
This is good for the coelacanths as all are considered endangered.
Some have looked at coelacanths and sarcopterygians, or lungfish (the latter use their pelvic fins to move in a motion like walking).
But in 1938, the discovery of a modern coelacanth was like seeing a fossil come back to life.
According to the study, researchers first interpreted such impressions as claw marks, ripples from fish or paths made by turtles or coelacanths.
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