Your Inner Fish


Neil Shubin

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A small amphibious animal that lived in the Late Devonian Period, about 360 million years ago. Hynerpeton walked on four legs and most likely lived in lakes and large river mouths and was able to spend long periods of time out of the water. Shubin and Daechler found a Hynerpeton fossil in Pennsylvania, prompting an expedition to find more fossils of the earliest limbed animals.
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Hynerpeton Term Timeline in Your Inner Fish

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Chapter 1: Finding Your Inner Fish
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...of Transportation to make new roads. They are rewarded with a shoulder bone from a hynerpeton, a small amphibian. (full context)