Saturday, April 25, 2009

"Seal with feet" discovered

We have a walking whale and a walking fish in the fossil record. Now we have a species that may be ancestral to all the pinnipeds (seals and sea lions) or at least close to their common ancestor. Welcome Puijila darwini, the newest Missing link" (a.k.a. transitional form) in the mammalian family tree.

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