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Researchers have found that bipedal desert rodents manage to compete with their quadrupedal counterparts by using a diverse set of jumps, hops and skips.
When, how and why modern humans first stood up and walked on two legs is considered to be one of the greatest missing links in our evolutionary history.
Using high-energy X-rays and a new data extraction protocol, an international consortium of scientists have for the first time rendered a 3D model of a prehistoric tetrapod backbone.
Scientists say that the 360-million-year-old animal that was first to have moved around on land did not do so using four legs.
Here's an anatomical packing list for making that historic trip from water to land circa 370 million years ago
A mass extinction of fish 360 million years ago hit the reset button on Earth's life, setting the stage for modern vertebrate biodiversity.
Nearly everyone can recall the high school textbook illustrations of the planetâ€™s first land-dwelling creatures, ubiquitously represented as comic-looking fish with short, stumpy legs.
The fossil record usually shows what adult animals looked like. But the appearance and lifestyle of juvenile animals often differ dramatically from those of the adults.
New research from Duke University suggests a reversal in the order in which two four-limbed creatures transitioned from water to land.
Scientists believe the discovery of well-preserved fossils in Latvia may explain the evolutionary history of how our ancestors moved from water to land.
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