Missing Link found between Ichthyosaurs and Some Ancestors that Lived on Land

November 6, 2014 11:04 AM

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Missing Link found between Ichthyosaurs and Some Ancestors that Lived on Land

Researchers were aware of the fact that ichthyosaurs, dolphin-like reptiles that lived in sea during the time of dinosaurs, have evolved from terrestrial creatures that moved back into the water with passage of time.

But the researchers did not have clear evidence proving the link between the two as the fossil record of the same was spotty. However, now the researchers affirmed that they have found the link, which is Cartorhynchus lenticarpus, an amphibious ancestor of the swimming ichthyosaurs.

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