Skip to comments.'Missing link' fossil seal walked
Posted on 04/22/2009 2:09:09 PM PDT by JoeProBono
It may look like a cross between a seal and an otter; but an Arctic fossil could, scientists say, hold the secret of seal evolution in its feet. A skeleton unearthed in northern Canada shows a creature with feet that were probably webbed, but were not flippers. Writing in the journal Nature, scientists suggest the 23 million-year-old proto-seal would have walked on land and swum in fresh water. It is the oldest seal ancestor found so far and has been named Pujilla darwini.
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The skeleton of Puijila darwini was astonishingly well preserved. Found in 2007 during an expedition to Devon Island in Nunavut, Canada, it was about 65% complete, and gives a good view of pinniped limb evolution.
I'm sure they'll get funding, though, to spend years studying this "missing link" before the inevitable admission. We've seen this play before.
Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.
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Thanks, thought you might appreciate the CEH take on this find:
The right conditions need to be met in order for fossils to be created.....you DO know that....right?
You DO know that for land animals, the right conditions are rare........right?
Wholly discounting all scientific discoveries sure is an interesting mentality.
23 million years old??????....but but but the Earth is only 6000 years old..... /YEC
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