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Recent fossil finds

  1. Apr 13, 2006 #1

    Gokul43201

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    Two significant finds - both being refered to as "missing links" - in the area of evolutionary biology have made the news these last couple of days. I've put them together here.

    1. Fossils of a fish-to-tetrapod link discovered in Ellesmere Island, Canada :

    News links :

    http://chronicle.uchicago.edu/060412/fossils.shtml

    http://www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/apr112006/snt1345292006410.asp
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4879672.stm


    Original References :

    "A Devonian tetrapod-like fish and the evolution of the tetrapod body plan"
    Edward B. Daeschler, Neil H. Shubin and Farish A. Jenkins, Jr, Nature, 440, 757 (2006)

    "The pectoral fin of Tiktaalik roseae and the origin of the tetrapod limb"
    Edward B. Daeschler, Neil H. Shubin and Farish A. Jenkins, Jr, Nature, 440, 764 (2006)

    2. Ardipithecus to Australopithecus link unearthed in Ethiopia :

    News links :

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/science/04/12/fossil.evolution.ap/index.html

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4900946.stm
    http://www.voanews.com/english/2006-04-12-voa67.cfm

    Original Reference :

    "Asa Issie, Aramis and the origin of Australopithecus"
    Tim White et al, Nature, 440, 883 (2006)
     
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