13 Dec '11, 7am

Fish may have started walking underwater: Study

(KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The eel-like body and scrawny 'limbs' of the African lungfish would appear to make it an unlikely innovator for locomotion. But its improbable walking behaviour, newly described by University of Chicago scientists, redraws the evolutionary route of life on Earth from water to land. Extensive video analysis, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveal that the African lungfish can use its thin pelvic limbs to not only lift its body off the bottom surface but also propel itself forward. Both abilities were previously thought to originate in early tetrapods, the limbed original land-dwellers that appeared later than the lungfish's ancestors. The observation reshuffles the order of evolutionary events leading up to terrestriality, the adaptation to living on land. It also suggests that fossil tracks long believed ...

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