Humans and sharks share a common ancestor

a shark swims toward the glass wall of an aquarium where four people watch it

A recent article published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B suggests that humans and sharks shared a common ancestor some 440 million years ago.

Study authors include professor Michael Coates, PhD (Chair, Committee on Evolutionary Biology and Professor, Organismal Biology and Anatomy); alumna Katharine Kriswell, PhD; and associate professor Patrick LaRiviere, PhD (Radiology).

The study has also been covered in the LiveScience blog.

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