When Fish First Breathed Air
- Published on: 19 June 2018
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385 million years ago, a group of fish would undertake one of the most important journeys in the history of life and become the first vertebrates to live on dry ground. But first, they had to acquire the ability to breathe air.
Thanks to Ceri Thomas for the Ichthyostega reconstruction. Check out more of Ceri's paleoart at http://alphynix.tumblr.com and http://nixillustration.com
And thanks as always to Nobumichi Tamura for allowing us to use his wonderful paleoart: http://spinops.blogspot.com/
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- Runtime : 9:8
- dinosaurs dinos paleo paleontology scishow eons pbs pbs digital studios hank green john green complexly fossils natural history arthropods fish breathing air lungs gills Eusthenopteron Ichthyostega Tiktaalik lobe-finned fish spiracular tract bichir mudskipper tetrapodomorphs swim bladder Devonian Oxygen skull-hole oceans