A Devonian tetrapod-like fish and the evolution of the tetrapod body plan

@article{Daeschler2006ADT,
  title={A Devonian tetrapod-like fish and the evolution of the tetrapod body plan},
  author={Edward Bassett Daeschler and Neil H. Shubin and Farish A. Jenkins},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={440},
  pages={757-763}
}
The relationship of limbed vertebrates (tetrapods) to lobe-finned fish (sarcopterygians) is well established, but the origin of major tetrapod features has remained obscure for lack of fossils that document the sequence of evolutionary changes. Here we report the discovery of a well-preserved species of fossil sarcopterygian fish from the Late Devonian of Arctic Canada that represents an intermediate between fish with fins and tetrapods with limbs, and provides unique insights into how and in… CONTINUE READING
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