Tetrapod trackways from the early Middle Devonian period of Poland

  title={Tetrapod trackways from the early Middle Devonian period of Poland},
  author={G. Niedźwiedzki and P. Szrek and K. Narkiewicz and M. Narkiewicz and P. Ahlberg},
  • G. Niedźwiedzki, P. Szrek, +2 authors P. Ahlberg
  • Published 2010
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The fossil record of the earliest tetrapods (vertebrates with limbs rather than paired fins) consists of body fossils and trackways. The earliest body fossils of tetrapods date to the Late Devonian period (late Frasnian stage) and are preceded by transitional elpistostegids such as Panderichthys and Tiktaalik that still have paired fins. Claims of tetrapod trackways predating these body fossils have remained controversial with regard to both age and the identity of the track makers. Here we… CONTINUE READING
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