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Ancient Creature of the Deep

Coelacanth Quiz


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2. The coelacanth is the earliest known tetrapod, the ancestor of all four-limbed animals, from dinosaurs to humans.

Coelacanth external TRUE FALSE Coelacanth - bone structure


Bone Structure
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The coelacanth does have an arrangement of bones in its four limb-like fins similar to that in the limbs of modern land animals. However, rather than being a "missing link" between sea and land creatures, the coelacanth is the sole survivor of a line of animals that eventually became extinct.


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