The Greatest Step in Vertebrate History: A Paleobiological Review of the Fish‐Tetrapod Transition*

@article{Long2004TheGS,
  title={The Greatest Step in Vertebrate History: A Paleobiological Review of the Fish‐Tetrapod Transition*},
  author={John A. Long and Malcolm S. Gordon},
  journal={Physiological and Biochemical Zoology},
  year={2004},
  volume={77},
  pages={700 - 719}
}
Recent discoveries of previously unknown fossil forms have dramatically transformed understanding of many aspects of the fish‐tetrapod transition. Newer paleobiological approaches have also contributed to changed views of which animals were involved and when, where, and how the transition occurred. This review summarizes major advances made and reevaluates alternative interpretations of important parts of the evidence. We begin with general issues and concepts, including limitations of the… Expand
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