No. The mudskipper does NOT so appear. It has fins, not feet. It has none of the amphibian skull anatomy of Tiktaalik or other genuine transitional candidates. Etc. And of course as a living creature, with no indication of a long fossil history, the mudskipper is not properly positioned in time to be a transitional, even ignoring its anatomical unsuitability.
Respectfully, this isn't a very good answer. Notice that the mudskipper has little legs with feet in the front and is mobile out of water. Also, are you saying that it can't be transitional because it's alive? At what point do you determine that something is "done" "evolving?"
posted on 09/28/2006 7:10:48 PM PDT
by Cinnamon Girl
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To: Cinnamon Girl
Also, are you saying that it can't be transitional because it's alive?
That woulld explain SOOOO much in my life! ;)
posted on 09/28/2006 7:15:25 PM PDT
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