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)

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