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The 8 Oldest Animal Species on Earth

By Steven Romano Nov 21, 2013

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Frilled Shark

Deep beneath the waves of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans hides one of the more aesthetically challenged species of shark besides the Gonzo-nosed goblin shark: The frilled shark. Eel-like and less streamlined than whale sharks or great whites, frilled sharks are an evolutionary throwback, displaying a top jaw that is a part of its skull as opposed to being hinged. Also of note is its bizarre set of chompers, each tooth having three points.

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Steven Romano

Like Captain America, Steven Romano is just a boy from Brooklyn. When he isn't contributing to The MindHut and other geeky websites, Steven's hard at work writing his first novel and comic book scripts. Follow him on Twitter @Steven_Romano, and swing by his blog: stevenromano.tumblr.com

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