Historical perspectives on the evolution of tetrapodomorph movement.

  title={Historical perspectives on the evolution of tetrapodomorph movement.},
  author={S. E. Pierce and J. Hutchinson and J. Clack},
  journal={Integrative and comparative biology},
  volume={53 2},
  • S. E. Pierce, J. Hutchinson, J. Clack
  • Published 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Integrative and comparative biology
  • Over the past century, various modern analogs have been used to infer the evolution of locomotor performance in stem tetrapods and their fish ancestors, with varying success. Here, we conduct a phylogenetic review of these modern analogs, from chondrichthyans to mammals, highlighting the broad spectrum of vertebrate clades and locomotor behaviors. The pros and cons behind utilizing modern analogs for the early stages of the transition from water to land also are discussed. In particular, it is… CONTINUE READING
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