. This eagle shark once soared through ancient seas near Mexico « JO LEE MAGAZINE

SCIENCE MAG – If you’ve ever seen a manta ray, you may be able to imagine what the ancient eagle shark looked like in action: a giant, ghostly figure flapping through Cretaceous era seas near present-day Mexico. For the first time, paleontologists describe the new species, discovered in a limestone quarry in northeastern Mexico in 2012, today in ScienceAquilolamna milarcae—a combination of “eagle shark” and the name of the museum that will host the specimen—was a plankton eater that lived toward the end of the era of the dinosaurs, some 90 million years ago. The shark’s most striking characteristic is its pectoral fins, which stretch to a 1.9-meter “wingspan.”

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