A small fish crawling on stumpy limbs from a shrinking desert pond is an icon of can-do spirit, emblematic of a leading theory for the evolutionary transition between fish and amphibians. This theorized image of such a drastic adaptation to changing environmental conditions, however, may, itself, be evolving into a new picture.
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EUGENE, Ore. -- Nov. 18, 2014 -- Leave it to long-dead short-tailed shrew and flying squirrels to outfox climate-modelers trying to predict future habitats. Evidence from the fossil record shows that gluttonous insect-eating shrew didn't live where a species distribution technique drawn by biologists put it 20,000 years ago to survive the reach of glaciers, says University of Oregon geologist Edward B. Davis. The shrew is not alone.
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How a Legless, Leaping Fish That Lives on Land Avoids Predators
By University of New South Wales
|From Ocean to Land: The Fishy Origins of Our Hips|
By Monash University
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.
Landlubber Fish Leap for Love When Tide Is Right
By University of New South Wales
|Competition Breeds New Fish Species, Study Finds|
By University of Bristol
Competition may play an important role during the evolution of new species, but empirical evidence for this is scarce, despite being implicit in Charles Darwin's work and support from
|Great Lakes Fish Feed on Invading Shrimp|
By Queen's University
The latest invader of the Great Lakes—Hemimysis anomala, or more commonly the bloody red shrimp after its bright red spots—may become a new food source for fish, allaying concerns
|Putting Flesh on the Bones of Ancient Fish|
By European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
Grenoble, 12 June 2013: Swedish, Australian and French researchers present for the first time miraculously preserved musculature of 380 million year old armoured fish discovered in north-west Australia. This
|The Winners of Mass Extinction: with Predators Gone, Prey Thrives|
By University of Chicago Medical Center
In modern ecology, the removal or addition of a predator to an ecosystem can produce dramatic changes in the population of prey species. For the first time, scientists have
|Tahoe Native Fish Population Declines Sharply, Invasives on the Rise|
By University of Nevada, Reno
RENO, Nev. – In a lakewide study, a team of scientists lead by University of Nevada, Reno limnologist Sudeep Chandra has found a considerable decline in native fish species
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