Troll Does Tiktaalik

There’s a stunning new fossil find that was reported in Nature and discussed on Panda’s Thumb and Pharyngula. Tiktaalik roseae is the name given to the new find. The researchers figured out where to look for an intermediate fossil between fish and amphibians, spent a lot of quality time on Ellesmere Island, Canada, and found this fossil fish with just the sort of mosaic of characters that drives antievolution advocates batty.

And now for something different from the technical illustrations PZ Myers has over at Pharyngula… Ray Troll, the illustrator, has been working with the researchers and has his own unique vision of Tiktaalik.

Wesley R. Elsberry

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