Fossil Fish

Red State Rabble linked to this article on the discovery of a new fossil fish. So I decided to post some pictures.

Posted by Hello

“…the exceptional preservation displayed in these rocks enables us to recognise the eyes, scales and even the liver of the animals. The impressions in the shale are faint, but they are also clear and diagnostic.”

Posted by Hello

“The fossil record confirms that the evolution of fish was a step-wise event,” explained Professor Aldridge. “The various characters that make up a fish, or a vertebrate, didn’t all appear at once – they were added one-by-one through evolutionary time.

Kind of like the reptile-mammal and reptile-bird transitions.

Then there is this older (from 1999) discovery concerning Cambrian evolution. Interesting stuff!

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: