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New research on early tetrapod feeding habits

A study of the jaws of one of the earliest known limbed vertebrates shows the species still fed underwater, not on land. Scientists from the University of Lincoln, UK, University of Zurich, Switzerland, University of Cambridge and University of Bristol, developed an innovative new method to infer the feeding...

Land animals kept fish-like jaws for millions of years

Research has confirmed how early land vertebrates, which evolved from fish, developed weight-bearing limbs and other adaptations long before their feeding systems adjusted to a vegetation-based diet. Now, for the first time, fossil jaw measurements have demonstrated this gap in evolutionary development. Scientists from the University of Lincoln (UK),...