Shift to shore: New model shows extinct tetrapod Ichthyostega couldn't walk
I love outdated museum displays. They marvelously represent the "history" part of natural history exhibits - dusty dioramas of old ideas that are a baseline for how much our understanding has changed. One of my favorite displays is tucked away in a dim corner of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. If you just [...]
Palaeontology has gone high-tech: no more wax and plaster-cast models. Instead, 3D data from computed tomography (CT) scans is overturning long-held views of how the earliest land animals moved.
Wed 23 May 12 from Phys.org
Wed 23 May 12 from Discover Magazine
Virtual resurrection shows that early four-legged animal couldn't walk very well, Wed 23 May 12 from Discover Magazine
In The Beginning Was the Mudskipper?, Wed 23 May 12 from Discover Magazine
An ancient creature thought to be the first to step on land could not have walked on four legs, 3D computer modelling shows.
Wed 23 May 12 from BBC News
When creatures made their way onto land for the first time, it wasn't pretty.
Mon 28 May 12 from Livescience
First Terrestrial Animals Shuffled Onto Land, Wed 23 May 12 from Discovery.com
The creature lived in floodplains on what is now Greenland during a period known geologically as the Devonian period - about 360 to 410 million years ago.
Thu 24 May 12 from Daily Mail
New 3-D models suggest that what's been seen as one of Earth's first land walkers was actually more of a flopper.
Wed 23 May 12 from National Geographic
I love outdated museum displays. They marvelously represent the "history" part of natural history exhibits - dusty dioramas of old ideas that are a baseline for how much our understanding has ...
Wed 23 May 12 from Wired Science Blogs