Fossilized Fish Brain Found in KU Collection


A 300 million year old fossil from the University of Kansas Natural History Museum’s collection was recently examined by researchers in France using a particle accelerator.  This scan, similar to that of a CAT scan, revealed a fossilized brain.  Fossilized brains are very unusual and this is the oldest known example.  The fossilized fish in the KU collection were found around in the Vinland and Baldwin City areas in the 1920s and 1930s.  For more information, see the Associated Press article here.

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