Scientists investigated fossils of a 375-million-year-old fish known as Tiktaalik roseae, discovered in 2004 in northern Canada’s Ellesmere Island, finding they may have evolved rear legs before moving to land.
Credit: Image courtesy of Kalliopi Monoyios, University of Chicago.
>>>The closest known relative of the ancestors of limbed animals such as humans likely evolved the foundation for rear legs even before the move to land, researchers say. This ancestor may have even been able to walk underwater, they added. <<<<
Perhaps instead of “seeing” [ interpreting ] an early ansestor of man, perhaps all we see in these fossils are now extinct creatures, some of which, are interestingly, still alive today!