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Why the term “missing links” is inappropriate

By | May 7, 2021

Quite often we come across the term “Missing links ” while reading popular articles related to fossils in various news sites. The term Missing links is used to refer transitional forms.This term is mostly used in the popular media, but is always avoided in the scientific press as it is inaccurate and confusing. Majority of… Read More »

Tiktaalik – A transitional fossil : bridging the evolutionary gap between sea and land animals

By | May 3, 2021

Tiktaalik is a 375 million year old fossil discovered in Arctic Canada by a team of researchers led by Neil Shubin, Edward Daeschler, and Farish Jenkins in the year 2006. Tiktaalik is technically a fish with scales and gills, however has the flattened head of a crocodile and unusual fins. Due to presence of a… Read More »