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Oldest Fossil Brain Found in Kansas and Imaged in France

by Pat Coate | March 04, 2009
"Fossilized brains are unusual, and this is by far the oldest known example."
- John Maisey, scientist/report co-author

Paris, France - When Alan Pradel of the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris CAT scanned a 300-million-year-old fossilized iniopterygian from Kansas, he and his colleagues saw a symmetrical blob nestled within the braincase.

This was the mineralized brain.

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