The Fishy Origins Of Our Hips

New research has revealed that the evolution of the complex, weight-bearing hips of walking animals from the basic hips of fish was a much simpler process than previously thought. Tetrapods, or four-legged animals, first stepped onto land about 395 million years ago. This significant change was made possible by strong hipbones and a connection through the spine via an ilium – features that were not present in the fish ancestors of tetrapods…
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2013-05-16T23:32:44+00:00