An early tetrapod from ‘Romer's Gap’

@article{Clack2002AnET,
  title={An early tetrapod from ‘Romer's Gap’},
  author={Jennifer Alice Clack},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2002},
  volume={418},
  pages={72-76}
}
  • J. Clack
  • Published 4 July 2002
  • Geography
  • Nature
The fossil record of early tetrapods has been increased recently by new finds from the Devonian period and mid–late Early Carboniferous period. [] Key Result The new taxon includes a pes with five robust digits, but a very small, possibly supernumerary digit preserved on the manus suggests the presence of polydactyly. Polydactylous early tetrapods may have survived beyond the end of the Devonian and pentadactyly cannot be assumed for the pes. However, the pes has characteristics that distinguish it from the…

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