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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 9 years ago

So about these "nonexistent" transitional fossils...?

Invertebrates to Fish

Pikaia -- extremely primitive notocord

Conodont-- ray fins and a notocord

Haikouichthys -- A notochord with separate vertebral elements

Arandaspis -- Well armoured jawless fish

Birkenia -- primitive, jawless fish or fishlike vertebrate

Guiyu -- The oldest known bony fish

Jawless fish to shark

Cladoselache -- intermediate between jawless fishes to sharks

Tristychius -- another sharklike fish.

Ctenacanthus -- first primitive shark.

Paleospinax -- sharklike jaw, primitive teeth.

Spathobatis -- First ray-like fish.

Protospinax -- Ancestral to both sharks and skates.

Jawless fish to bony fish

Acanthodians -- similar to early bony fishes, possibly a transitional form.

Palaeoniscoids -- primitive bony fishes.

Canobius, Aeduella -- more advanced jaws.

Parasemionotus -- combination of modern cheeks with more primitive features, like lungs

Oreochima -- first teleost fish

Leptolepids -- ancestor of modern teleost fish. Lung transformed into swim bladder.

Amphistium and Heteronectes -- transition to the eye location of flatfishes.

Fish to amphibian

Paleoniscoids -- both ancestral to modern fish and land vertebrates.

Osteolepis -- modified limb bones, amphibian like skull and teeth.

Eusthenopteron, Sterropterygion -- fin bones similarly structured to amphibian feet, but no toes yet, and still fishlike bodily proportions.

Panderichthys, Elpistostege -- tetrapod-like bodily proportions.

Obruchevichthys -- fragmented skeleton with intermediate characteristics, possible first tetrapod.

Tiktaalik -- a fish with developing legs. Also appearance of ribs and neck.

Acanthostega -- famous intermediate fossil. most primitive fossil that is known to be a tetrapod

Ichthyostega -- like Acanthostega, another fishlike amphibian

Hynerpeton -- A little more advanced then Acanthostega and Ichtyostega

Labyrinthodonts -- still many fishlike features, but tailfins have disappeared

Lungfish--A fish-that has lungs.

Primitive to modern amphibians

Temnospondyls

Dendrerpeton acadianum

Archegosaurus decheni

Eryops megacephalus

Trematops

Amphibamus lyelli

Doleserpeton annectens

Triadobatrachus

Vieraella

Karaurus

Amphibian to reptile

Proterogyrinus

Limnoscelis

Tseajaia

Solenodonsaurus

Hylonomus

Paleothyris

Early reptile to turtle

Captorhinus

Scutosaurus

Odontochelys Semitestacea -- partial formation of a turtle shell, showing how the hard underbelly formed first.

Deltavjatia vjatkensis

Proganochelys

Early reptile to diapsid (dinosaurs and modern reptiles except for turtles)

Hylonomus

Paleothyris

Petrolacosaurus

Araeoscelis

Apsisaurus

Claudiosaurus

Planocephalosaurus

Protorosaurus

Prolacerta

Proterosuchus

Hyperodapedon

Trilophosaurus

Reptile to mammal

Paleothyris

Protoclepsydrops haplous

Clepsydrops

Archaeothyris

Varanops

Haptodus

Dimetrodon

Sphenacodon

Biarmosuchia

Procynosuchus

Dvinia

Thrinaxodon

Cynognathus

Diademodon

Probelesodon

Probainognathus

Exaeretodon

Oligokyphus

Kayentatherium

Pachygenelus

Diarthrognathus

Adelobasileus cromptoni

Sinoconodon

Kuehneotherium

Morganucodon -- a transition between "mammal-like reptiles" and "true mammals".

Eozostrodon

Morganucodon

Haldanodon

Peramus

Endotherium

Kielantherium

Aegialodon

Steropodon galmani

Vincelestes neuquenianus

Pariadens kirklandi

Kennalestes

Asioryctes

Cimolestes

Procerberus

Gypsonictops

Dinosaur to bird

Allosaurus --A large therapod with a wishbone

Coelophysis

Compsognathus --A small coeleosaur with a wishbone

Eoraptor

Epidendrosaurus

Herrerasaurus

Ceratosaurus

Allosaurus

Compsognathus

Sinosauropteryx

Protarchaeopteryx

Caudipteryx

Velociraptor

Deinonychus

Oviraptor

Sinovenator

Beipiaosaurus

Lisboasaurus

Sinornithosaurus

Microraptor -- a feathered bird with distinctly dinosaurian characteristics, such as its tail.

Archaeopteryx -- the famous bird-with-teeth.

Rahonavis

Confuciusornis

Sinornis

Patagopteryx

Ambiortus

Hesperornis

Apsaravis

Ichthyornis

Columba

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    Creationists don't understand that each living creature has to be fully formed and that there are no "goals" or any nonsense like that to evolution. Evolution simply acts on existing genetic material and alters it through slight mutations and through environmental influence acting on individual organisms who struggle to gain relative advantage in the reproductive war. There are transitional forms, but each transitional form is a fully-formed organism. We are ALL transitional forms, and we are ALL mutants relative to what our ancestors used to be. DNA copies with errors, a few times every billion in the sequence.

    So what they will say is "Those aren't transitional forms, those are fully formed creatures. Where are the creatures BETWEEN those forms?" So as soon as you show a transitional form 0.5 between forms 0 and 1, they will shift the goalposts and say "aha, but now there are two missing links...where are the two in-between mutant creatures, creatures 0.25 and 0.75?" Then they claim this is a shortcoming to the theory.

    In reality, there is no objective species barrier between two transitioning organisms. In fact, if we had TOO many transitional forms, this would be harmful to the convenience of taxonomy, because we wouldn't be able to classify forms as one type or another type. It would be a blurred, continuous flow of evolution from one kind of animal to the next. To claim everything in the ground that's hominoid is "fully ape" or "fully human" is an absurd misunderstanding of biology and of the continuum of life.

  • 3 years ago

    when you consider that all species are meant to be in transition by using organic determination, the very term "transitional fossil" is largely a false impression. however the fossils listed represent considerable steps interior the evolution of considerable valuable factors in extremely some vertebrate lines, and for this reason in large condition the uncomplicated utilization of the word. I took that perfect from that web site. there is way too lots time between the examples. next............... Get A Grip

  • Frizby
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    According to the evolution theory there are no in between forms that are nearly this species or that species, each form is of its own species, but remain in the chain of events..

    But this explanation is evolution proprietors scape goat, they know this is the only conclusion that could be possible, there can never be an half reptile half dog, therefore they fix us to accept and believe that everything is a transition from one faze to the next..

    Basically taking away the truth of what we see in Creation, you see if Creation is true then the fossil record details it accurately, if evolution is true then our minds have to be fixed to believe and accept that there are no in betweens but fully formed betweens that are supposedly the missing links..

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    this fails because it didnt even mention my favorite animal in the reptile/mammal transition, the gorgonopsia

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  • Liz
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Sinornithosaurus is not a transitional fossil. He's got FOUR wings. Four of 'em. No other non insect has four wings. Sinornithosaurus Is his own danged beast.

    But you knew that already since you mentioned him.

  • EAH
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Why are fundies so hung up about fossils.

    Is is because they are fossils themselves.

  • 9 years ago

    Certainly so few have used so many words to say so little.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Where'd you copy and paste this from?

  • 9 years ago

    Yay. I love it when Christians are right

  • AEF
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    *facepalm*

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