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Author Topic:   Transitional forms in existence today
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Message 11 of 62 (623742)
07-13-2011 4:07 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by peter1985
07-12-2011 11:17 AM

The Handfish.
peter1985 writes:

However, if evolution is still occuring to this day, how come there are no transitional forms in existense today IE. fish with half formed limbs and such.

That gives me an excuse to post this little fellow once again.

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The Handfish. There are some short videos on this site.

There's no reason to suppose that this fish will ever produce descendents that move onto the land, but it has one of the pieces of equipment that would help it to do so. It currently lives mainly in Tasmanian estuaries. But it has fins/hands which can be used to walk, and in one of those videos, it seems to handle its eggs.

Cute, ain't it?

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Message 31 of 62 (623833)
07-13-2011 6:10 PM
Reply to: Message 29 by Taq
07-13-2011 5:24 PM

Taq writes:

What transitional mammalian features do penguins have?


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