Newfound species of ancient piranha-like fish would have made a meal of you, very slowly

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It goes without saying that you could find some pretty dangerous animals if you were to travel back in time tens of millions of years ago, but not all of the creatures that lurked in prehistoric times were dramatically different from what we can still find on Earth today.

A newly-discovered species of ancient fish that swam Earth's waters roughly 150 million years ago actually doesn't look all that different from some that still exist today, but that doesn't mean you'd ever have wanted to take a swim with them. The species has been named Piranhamesodon pinnatomus, and if you couldn't tell from its name, it was a lot like a piranha.

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