The first 3D reconstruction of the skull of a 360 million-year-old near-ancestor of land vertebrates shows such creatures were more like modern crocodiles than previously thought.
A new comparative study on fins and forelimbs is now being used to analyze early fossils that spanned the water-to-land transition in tetrapod evolution, and further understand their capability to move on land.
The evolution of the complex, weight-bearing hips of walking animals from the basic hips of fish was a much simpler process than previously thought, according to a new research.
Scientists have been able to reconstruct, for the first time, the intricate three-dimensional structure of the backbone of early tetrapods, the earliest four-legged animals.
The world`s first 3D reconstruction of a four-legged animal backbone has shown that the early animals on land moved around like seals.
A new study has found that the American paddlefish -- known for its bizarre, protruding snout and eggs harvested for caviar -- duplicated its entire genome about 42 million years ago.
The muscles controlling the pelvic fins of the marine species have paved the way for the evolution of back legs in higher animals.
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