Friday, April 07, 2006
From water to land 375 million years ago
Nature has a paper describing fossil evidence for an ancient transitional form between fish and tetrapods, found in northern Canada.
From the abstract: "The morphological features and geological setting of this new animal are suggestive of life in shallow-water, marginal and subaerial habitats."
Edward B. Daeschler, Neil H. Shubin and Farish A
Nature 440: 757-763 (April 6, 2006)