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22/12/1938 Survivor from the Cretaceous

South African Fishing trawler Nerine returned to port with a very strange fish on the board. The specimen was identified as the coelacanth. It is a clade of vertebrates closely related to tetrapods. They were considered to be extinct for around 70 million years. The fish was later named Latimeria chalumnae, or West Indian Ocean coelacanth.

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