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29 Mar 2012

The First Amphibian - Eucritta

If you're of a certain age, and still remember drive-in movies, you may appreciate the full name of this Carboniferous creature: Eucritta melanolimnetes, or "the creature from the black lagoon." As with the fish that preceded them and the tetrapods that succeeded them, it's difficult to identify the first true amphibians; Eucritta is as good a candidate as any, considering its small size, tadpole-like appearance, and strange mix of primitive characteristics. Even if Eucritta wasn't technically the first amphibian, its immediate descendant (which has yet to be discovered) almost certainly was!

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