Fossil could rewrite the story of how fish moved onto land

BAYLOR

There Are Always new Things to Learn.
Joined
Jun 29, 2014
Messages
19,802
But this new species was an evolutionary dead end, it has no modern descendants.:unsure:
 

LordOfWizards

Well Known Rememberer
Joined
Sep 14, 2016
Messages
356
Location
Middle Earth
But this new species was an evolutionary dead end, it has no modern descendants.:unsure:

Hmm... I don't believe the article stated that fact outright. There are still millions and millions of years in-between the fossil records that are missing. Here is a quote from the end of the article: "Its anatomy suggests it was an ambush predator that lurked just above the bottom, snapping at any smaller fish that swam too close – like some anglerfish do today."

The article did mention an extinct species called "elpistostegids". But what they do say is that this fossil doesn't "fit" in the current record. (discovered artifacts), so it implies some possible contradiction of currently held postulates in the field.
 

Top