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New Fossil Species From a Fish-eat-fish World When Limbed Animals Evolved

March 27, 2013

research team excavating Devonian fossils Scientists who famously discovered the lobe-finned fish fossil Tiktaalik roseae, a species with some of the clearest evidence of the evolutionary transition from fish to limbed animals, have described another new species of predatory fossil lobe-finned fish fish from the same time and place. By describing more Devonian species, researchers are gaining a greater understanding of the "fish-eat-fish world" that drove the evolution of limbed vertebrates. Full Story

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