An international team of researchers has made a new scientific discovery in Morocco, in the mountains of the Atlas. These are remains of Phoebodus sharks that would have lived 370 million years ago, say the researchers in an article published in The Royal Society Publishing.
The fossilized skeletons of the shark have been found in the Maider Basin, a once shallow ocean basin. The researchers found that, while alive, the shark had a long, slender body and looked like an eel. The Phoebodus also had a flat skull and long jaw and was strikingly similar to the modern collared shark, although the two are not related, the scientific team also points out.