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Re: An end to miracles
Some work currently being done by Ted Daeschler (Academy of Natural
Sciences of Philadelphia) indicates, as you said, that fresh-water
lobed-finned fishes evolved into land walkers.
_Hynerpyton_ (I've misspelled it, I'm sure - sorry Ted) was found in a
fresh-water assemblage. (370 mya). It has a very strong shoulder,
sufficient enough to lift itself out of the water (at least its front end).
He also has a lobed-finned fish that shows eight finger-like bones in
the fins - about where you might expect a hand or foot to be.
From: Betty Cunningham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Friday, April 03, 1998 4:09 AM
Subject: Re: An end to miracles
> Just as, for example, the seas are
>> still filled with fish, even though a few evolved the ability to walk on
>> about 400 Ma.
>why do people believe the first fish to walk on land came from the sea?
>All modern lungfish and relatives are fresh water (or maybe brackish
>water at the most) AFAIK
>Is there a particular fossil animal people point at for this source?