This post comes to you in the form of a question. Yay, questions!
So, on a literary adventure over the summer, I read through this lovely compendium of knowledge:
Obviously I didn’t read every single entry for every single animal, but I thumbed through it and found a wildly large number of animals that I was very interested in and had never heard of before. I also took the opportunity to read more about animals I already know a lot about, such as the hagfish (pictured above).
I’ve always regarded hagfish to belong to the superclass Agnatha (jawless fishes, generally consisting of hagfish and lamprey eels), but the book stated that hagfish were recently placed in the superclass Osteichthyes (bony fishes, including most fish you can think of but not including sharks or rays).
I don’t remember the publication date of the book, and to be honest, the writing in it is TERRIBLE in both grammar and syntax, but it is from the Smithsonian Institution, so it must be somewhat credible, right?
Anynoodle, I was wondering if anyone had any knowledge on this, and if so, could you please let me know? Thanks!