The mythical cow shark or “seven gills” (Notorhyncus cepedianus), the only existing example of the genus Notorhyncus of the Hexanchidae family, is easily recognized by the presence of 7 gill slits, typical of sharks of the ancient Mesozoic species.


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Cow Shark

The mythical cow shark or “seven gills” (Notorhyncus cepedianus), the only existing example of the genus Notorhyncus of the Hexanchidae family, is easily recognized by the presence of 7 gill slits, typical of sharks of the ancient Mesozoic species.
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / VWPics / David Salvatori

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