Fish Sprouted Fingers Before They Ventured Onto Land

Usually, fish fingers are associated with a flaky white fish rolled in batter.

A prehistoric sea creature that swam in the oceans and walked on land 380 million years ago had ‘fingers’, making it a ‘missing link’ in the evolution of the human hand.

The fish ‘fingers’ on ‘Elpistostege watsoni’ enabled our primitive sea-dwelling ‘relative’ to make the transition from water to land, experts claim. An international team of paleontologists from Flinders University in Australia and the University of Quebec studied the fossilized remains of our evolutionary cousin.

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