Non-marine palaeoenvironment associated to the earliest tetrapod tracks

@article{Qvarnstrm2018NonmarinePA,
  title={Non-marine palaeoenvironment associated to the earliest tetrapod tracks},
  author={Martin Qvarnstr{\"o}m and P. Szrek and P. Ahlberg and G. Niedźwiedzki},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  year={2018},
  volume={8}
}
  • Martin Qvarnström, P. Szrek, +1 author G. Niedźwiedzki
  • Published 2018
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Scientific Reports
  • Opinions differ on whether the evolution of tetrapods (limbed vertebrates) from lobe-finned fishes was directly linked to terrestrialization. The earliest known tetrapod fossils, from the Middle Devonian (approximately 390 million years old) of Zachełmie Quarry in Poland, are trackways made by limbs with digits; they document a direct environmental association and thus have the potential to help answer this question. However, the tetrapod identity of the tracks has recently been challenged… CONTINUE READING
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