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‘World’s Oldest 3D Heart’ Found in Prehistoric Fish

  • Palab Ghosh
  • BBC News science reporter

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Artist’s impression of the Gogo fish

Researchers have found a 380-million-year-old coronary heart preserved in a fossilized prehistoric fish.

They say the specimen captures a key second in the evolution of the blood-pumping organ discovered in all vertebrates, together with people.

The coronary heart belonged to a fish often called Gogo, which is now extinct.

The discovery, described as “gorgeous” and revealed in the journal Science, was made in Western Australia.

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