In the latest Nature, scientists are now telling us that based on the radial positioning of the shoulder and hind limb areas, Ichtyostega very likely was NOT a true tetrapod.
We conclude that early tetrapods with the skeletal morphology and limb mobility of Ichthyostega were unlikely to have made some of the recently described Middle Devonian trackways
Of course, Tiktaalik is considered an “intermediate” to Ichthyostega, and, as such, previously thought to be the fabled “intermediate” to tetrapods; thus adding weight to the Darwinian narrative. This latest news seems to suggest that as far as this narrative is concerned, Tiktaalik is an “intermediate” on the way to a evolutionary dead-end.
There was a big fuss when Tiktaalik was discovered. All kinds of hoopla. One wonders if the same amount of hoopla will accompany its debunking. But, of course, we await the next “just-so” account of all of this. It won’t take long. All Darwinians need is an active (hyperactive) imagination.