Uncommon Descent Serving The Intelligent Design Community

rudimentary limbs

Snake with four legs — paleontologists’ dream come true — turns out not to be a snake

"There are many evolutionary questions that could be answered by finding a four-legged snake fossil, but only if it is the real deal. The major conclusion of our team is that Tetrapodophis amplectus is not in fact a snake and was misclassified," said [Michael] Caldwell. "Rather, all aspects of its anatomy are consistent with the anatomy observed in a group of extinct marine lizards from the Cretaceous period known as dolichosaurs." Read More ›