The tetrapod limb: a hypothesis on its origin.

  title={The tetrapod limb: a hypothesis on its origin.},
  author={G{\"u}nter P. Wagner and Cheng Hsun Chiu},
  journal={The Journal of experimental zoology},
  volume={291 3},
A wrist joint and structures typical of the hand, such as digits, however, are absent in [Eustenopteron] (Andrews and Westoll, '68, p 240). Great changes must have been undergone during evolution of the ankle joint; the small number of large bones in the fin must somehow have developed into a large number of small bones, and it is very difficult to draw homologies in this region, or even be certain of what is being compared (Andrews and Westoll, '68, p 268). The tetrapod limb is one of the… CONTINUE READING


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