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Coelacanth was caught in South Africa. State the significance of the discovery of Coelacanth in the evolutionary history of vertebrates. - Biology

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Coelacanth was caught in South Africa. State the significance of the discovery of Coelacanth in the evolutionary history of vertebrates.

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Coelacanth was a fish was caught in South Africa in 1938, which was thought to be extinct. These animals were called lobefins which evolved into first amphibians that lived on both land and water. These are considered to be the ancestors of modern days frogs and salamanders.

Concept: Pre-fertilisation - Structures and Events - Pollination
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