News tagged with tetrapods

Herbivorous mammals have bigger bellies

As an international study conducted by the University of Zurich based on 3-D reconstructions of animal skeletons reveals for the first time: Herbivorous mammals have bigger bellies than their usually slim carnivorous counterparts. ...

dateNov 04, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Modeling the vertebrate invasion of land

Early tetrapods, such as Ichthyostega, moved onto land from aquatic environments over 350 million years ago. Skeletal anatomy demonstrates that the front and hind limbs of these early tetrapods correspond to the pectoral ...

dateOct 28, 2016 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Oldest footprints in Catalonia

The ichnites or fossilised footprints of the Manyanet Valley (within the municipality of Sarroca de Bellera) are in two areas that differ in their environments: meandering fluvial systems in one and unconfined waters in the ...

dateFeb 11, 2016 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Lungfishes are not airheads

It's November, a month to ruminate on all of the things we are thankful for while we ruminate copious amounts of food (at least in the United States). I've been contemplating all of the things that I am thankful for, besides ...

dateNov 18, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Key genetic event underlying fin-to-limb evolution

A study of catsharks reveals how alterations in the expression and function of certain genes in limb buds underlie the evolution of fish fins to limbs. The findings are reported by researchers from Tokyo Institute of Technology ...

dateAug 18, 2015 in Evolution
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