Morphology of the earliest reconstructable tetrapod Parmastega aelidae

@article{Beznosov2019MorphologyOT,
  title={Morphology of the earliest reconstructable tetrapod Parmastega aelidae},
  author={P. Beznosov and J. Clack and E. Luk{\vs}evi{\vc}s and M. Ruta and P. Ahlberg},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2019},
  volume={574},
  pages={527-531}
}
The known diversity of tetrapods of the Devonian period has increased markedly in recent decades, but their fossil record consists mostly of tantalizing fragments1–15. The framework for interpreting the morphology and palaeobiology of Devonian tetrapods is dominated by the near complete fossils of Ichthyostega and Acanthostega; the less complete, but partly reconstructable, Ventastega and Tulerpeton have supporting roles2,4,16–34. All four of these genera date to the late Famennian age (about… Expand
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