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Ancient Haiart, named after Namco's Galaga



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Do you see the beast in the picture above? This is a newly discovered species of shark paleontologists that existed almost 70 million years ago. The marine animal was discovered after its teeth were found in sedimentary rocks. It was left over from the excavation that unveiled the famous Tyrannosaurus Rex "SUE", which is now on display at the Chicago Field Museum.

But what does that have to do with video? Games? Well, it seems that these tiny shark molars are very similar to the brave little ship in Namco's 1981 Arcade Galaga. So it was decided to name the prehistoric shark "Galagadon". Although this is a fairly monstrous name, it is believed that the shark was only about 1

8 inches long.

"I'm surprised we can find microscopic shark teeth right next to the bones of the biggest predators of all time," said Terry Gates, a lecturer at North Carolina State University. "These teeth are the size of a grain of sand, and you would simply throw them away without a microscope." Gates, who was responsible for writing Galagadon's article in the Journal of Paleontology, writes the name of a schoolteacher, Nate Bourne, with whom he collaborated]

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