When fish gave us the finger: this ancient four-limbed fish reveals the origin of the human hand

John Long, Richard Cloutier

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    Abstract

    One of the most significant events in the history of life was when fish evolved into tetrapods, crawling out of the water and eventually conquering land. The term tetrapod refers to four-limbed vertebrates, including humans.

    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages5
    Specialist publicationThe Conversation
    PublisherThe Conversation (Aust.)
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Mar 2020

    Keywords

    • Evolution
    • Fish
    • Fossils
    • Human evolution
    • Evolutionary biology
    • Tetrapods
    • Vertebrates
    • Devonian period

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