Thursday, March 24, 2016

Researchers Find Fish That Walks the Way Land Vertebrates Do!

Researchers Find Fish That Walks the Way Land Vertebrates Do!:

The missing link has been found?!
A remarkable story..

But now a team of researchers has found a remarkable parallel to one of evolution’s signature events. In a cave in Thailand, they’ve discovered that a blind fish walks the way land vertebrates do.

The waterfall-climbing cave fish, Cryptotora thamicola, has even evolved many of the skeletal features that our ancestors did for walking, including a full-blown pelvis.

“It’s really weird,” said John R. Hutchinson, a biologist at the Royal Veterinary College at the University of London who was not involved in the new study. “It’s a good example of how much fish diversity there’s left to be discovered.”

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