TIL that goldfish are more closely related to humans than to sharks

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertebrate#Classification

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  1. In the wikipedia link, you can see that humans and goldfish both belong to a monophyletic clade Euteleostomi, i.e., they have a more recent last common ancestor which is not the ancestor to sharks

  2. Clarification: In the wikipedia link, you can see that humans and goldfish both belong to a monophyletic clade Euteleostomi, i.e., they have a more recent last common ancestor which is not the ancestor to sharks

  3. Good factoid. Saw a similar mind bender recently, pointing out that, chronologically, Trex lived at a time closer to cellphones and sports cars, than to stegosaurus, which it has often been pictured ‘fighting’

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