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Ichthyostega and Acanthostega: secondarily more aquatic

More heresy here
as the large reptile tree (LRT, 1036 taxa) flips the traditional order of fins-to-feet upside down. Traditionally the late Devonian Ichthyostega and… 562 more words

Reptile Family Tree

Japan scientists plans to turn ocean wave energy into electricity

ocean wave energy

A team of researchers want to make the ocean an affordable source of renewable energy. Engineers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology have already harnessed the energy of ocean currents using underwater turbines. 282 more words

Tulerpeton restoration

A reconstruction
puts the in situ bones back into their in vivo places.

A restoration
imagines the bones and soft tissues that are missing from the data. 220 more words

Basal Tetrapod

Sampling strategy and evolutionary transitions

Earlier this year, we published an article on eye size evolution of early tetrapods in PNAS. Dan-Eric Nilsson wrote a very nice commentary on the paper in… 374 more words


My Swim Gym Can Heal your Spine - Part 1

Nine months ago I joined a gym. I didn’t join to use its machines, but mainly to swim, use the sauna and steam room. However the gym also offered yoga classes, so I have returned to a yoga practice that I abandoned about 10 years ago. 674 more words

The Coal Age Galapagos

The sea cliffs at Joggins, Nova Scotia are a thing to behold – kilometers of gently inclined, layer-cake geology recording thousands of years of a Carboniferous coal swamp’s ebb and flow. 620 more words


Tulerpeton nests between Ichthyostega and Eucritta

Updated Dec 13, 2017 re-nesting Tulerpeton between Ichthyostega and Eucritta. 

Yesterday we looked at the nesting of Tulerpeton (Lebedev 1984; Latest Devonian; PIN 2921/7) as a basal tetrapod, which is the traditional nesting. 459 more words

Reptile Family Tree