Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the subclass Tetrapodomorpha — an extinct fish which evolved to walk on land.

Etymologies

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From Inuktitut tiktaalik ("shallow-water fish")

Examples

  • The name Tiktaalik and the general body plan reminds me of a crocodile.

    Newsweek on Tiktaalik and Pandas - The Panda's Thumb

  • Furthermore, evolution makes plenty of testable predictions; a recent spectacular example was the discovery of the fossil fish Tiktaalik, which is a transitional life form whose general characteristics and geographical location were predicted on the basis of evolutionary theory.

    Science: It’s more complicated than creationists think « Skulls in the Stars

  • Previous data from another ancient fish called Tiktaalik showed distal radials as well – although the quality of that specimen was poor.

    The Panda's Thumb: Scientific Vacuity Archives

  • Previous data from another ancient fish called Tiktaalik showed distal radials as well – although the quality of that specimen was poor.

    The Panda's Thumb: PvM Archives

  • Given the Inuit name Tiktaalik, the specimen neatly splits the gap between fossil fish that lived about 385 million years ago and the four-legged amphibians that came 20 million years later.

    Newsweek on Tiktaalik and Pandas - The Panda's Thumb

  • This creature is called Tiktaalik roseae, and it was discovered in a project that was specifically launched to find a predicted intermediate form between a distinctly fish-like organism, Panderichthys, and the distinctly tetrapod-like organisms, Acanthostega and Ichthyostega.

    The Panda's Thumb: April 2006 Archives

  • Palaeontologists have said that the find, a crocodile-like animal called the Tiktaalik roseae and described today in the journal Nature, could become an icon of evolution in action - like Archaeopteryx, the famous fossil that bridged the gap between reptiles and birds.

    THE MISSING LINK IS STILL MISSING

  • Palaeontologists have said that the find, a crocodile-like animal called the Tiktaalik roseae and described today in the journal Nature, could become an icon of evolution in action - like Archaeopteryx, the famous fossil that bridged the gap between reptiles and birds.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • This creature is called Tiktaalik roseae, and it was discovered in a project that was specifically launched to find a predicted intermediate form between a distinctly fish-like organism, Panderichthys, and the distinctly tetrapod-like organisms, Acanthostega and Ichthyostega.

    Tiktaalik makes another gap - The Panda's Thumb

  • Tiktaalik, which is now admitted to be a fossil with a "quality" that was "poor."

    Evolution News & Views

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