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Is it true that babies can be born with a congenital throwback i.e. born with fish gill/s and if so what is it called?


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All mammals have gill slits in their very early fetal development. We call this ontogeny recapitulating phylogeny..where the development of the individual goes through some of the characteristics of the animals lower in the evolutional development.

When we look at early fetal development of various animals we see all having gill slits, and tails.

PF


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