The Tiktaalik has a flat head with eyes positioned on top (Image: Ted Daeschler)
everyone knows the world is only a couple of thousand years old. everyone knows there is NO such thing as evolution! write a letter to this paper (and all of the other papers -too numerous to mention- that are carrying this story. the truth MUST be told.)
Arctic fossils mark move to land
By Rebecca Morelle BBC News science reporter
Fossil animals found in Arctic Canada provide a snapshot of fish evolving into land animals, scientists say.
The finds are giving researchers a fascinating insight into this key stage in the evolution of life on Earth.
US palaeontologists have published details of the fossil "missing links" in the prestigious journal Nature.
The 383 million-year-old specimens are described as crocodile-like animals with fins instead of limbs that probably lived in shallow water.
Before these finds, palaeontologists knew that lobe-finned fishes evolved into land-living creatures during the Devonian Period.
But fossil records showed a gap between Panderichthys, a fish that lived about 385 million years ago which shows early signs of evolving land-friendly features, and Acanthostega, the earliest known tetrapod (four-limbed land-living animals) dating from about 365 million years ago. ........