Oddity of the Week

Presenting Tiktaalik the fishapod!  Discovered in 2006, this strange-looking Devonian lobe-finned fish had rayed fins with the internal bone structure of a leg, and could use them to support itself.  It lived in shallow streams, but it could probably pull itself onto land and scoot around, like a seal.  Check out its website.

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Image from Wikimedia Commons.

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