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Paleontologist Farish A. Jenkins Jr. | Meeting the Minds

He landed the fish that landed itself

By Andrew Rimas
Globe Correspondent / May 22, 2006

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It was the little sarcopterygian fish that could. Last month, an article in Nature detailed the discovery of a 375 million-year-old fossil in the Arctic wastes of Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada. The authors claimed that the animal, called Tiktaalik roseae, was the missing link between fish and four-legged beasts -- a fish that was able to propel itself up ... (Full article: 822 words)

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