June 14, 2013

Fossil fish sport world’s oldest six packs

A team of palaeontologists, including three from ANU have uncovered the oldest fossilised vertebrate muscles ever discovered.

The team have mapped the musculature of an ancient fossil fish approximately 380 million years old, discovered in the Gogo Formation in the Kimberley of Western Australia.

“Gogo fossil fish are famous for their exceptional preservation,” explains Dr Gavin Young of the ANU Research School of Earth Sciences.