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Transitional fossils -- a "walking seal" Answered

From Science News:
A fossilized skeleton of what researchers are calling a walking seal has been uncovered in the Canadian Arctic. The remains of this previously unknown mammal could shed light on the evolution of pinnipeds, the group that includes seals, sea lions and walruses, researchers report in the April 23 Nature.

Read the whole article, which includes the re-articulated skeleton (about 65% complete!) as well as reconstructions of the land-dwelling pinniped's appearance.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 10 years ago

. I have a hard time believing something like that could possibly evolve into something like this. heehee

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 10 years ago

or this. heehee

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 10 years ago

. I guess this is my 15 minutes of fame.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 10 years ago

You are on borrowed time.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 10 years ago

. I forgot to tell you earlier, but thanks for the new avatar!
. I think I need to crop it a little

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

>rolls eyes<