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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

AND THIS IS A SMALL LIST!

Sources:

http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/faq-transitional/p...

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v456/n7221/fu...

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/66626/Bi...

http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2003Natur.421..526S

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birkenia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transitional_fossil

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    Yes, but all of those animals were complete and therefore not transitional. None of them had four and one-half legs or the head of an eagle grafted onto the body of a fish, which is what you'd expect if evolution were true.

    In you next list be sure to include two relatively recent finds: Tiktaalik roseae, an animal halfway between fish and amphibian, and Anchiornis huxleyi, a feathered dinosaur that looked superficially almost exactly like a bird.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    The renowned evolutionist Stephen Jay Gould wrote

    "The absence of fossil evidence for intermediary stages between major transitions in organic design, indeed our inability, even in our imagination, to construct functional intermediates in many cases, has been a persistent and nagging problem for gradualistic accounts of evolution."

    And: "I regard the failure to find a clear 'vector of progress' in life's history as the most puzzling fact of the fossil record."

    Perhaps you should email him this list.

  • Sara
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    I looked at your "talkorigins" link and noticed they devote the first half of the page to apologizing for the threadbare nature of the transitional fossil record.

    "Ideally, of course, we would like to know each lineage right down to the species level, and have detailed species-to-species transitions linking every species in the lineage. But in practice, we get an uneven mix of the two, with only a few species-to-species transitions, and occasionally long time breaks in the lineage."

    "Species-to-species transitions are even harder to document. To demonstrate anything about how a species arose, whether it arose gradually or suddenly, you need exceptionally complete strata, with many dead animals buried under constant, rapid sedimentation. This is rare for terrestrial animals."

    And so on.

    Creationists would not argue that God made lots of animals, and some of them are similar to each other.

    Evolutionists would prefer to believe that a racoon-like animal changed into a horse.

    On the surface of that, which seems more far-fetched?

  • 3 years ago

    in accordance to the evolution concept there are actually not any in between varieties that are almost this species or that species, each and each form is of its very own species, yet proceed to be interior the chain of activities.. yet this clarification is evolution vendors scape goat, they know it is the only end that must be achieveable, there can under no circumstances be an 0.5 reptile 0.5 dogs, subsequently they restoration us to settle for and have self belief that each thing is a transition from one faze to the subsequent.. in certainty removing the certainty of what we see in creation, you notice if creation is genuine then the fossil checklist info it wisely, if evolution is genuine then our minds could desire to be fixed to have self belief and settle for that there are actually not any in betweens yet completely formed betweens that are supposedly the lacking hyperlinks..

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  • Ryan
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    Yeh theists try to poke holes in our theories when they don't understand what transition and intermediate phases are, they grab onto the smallest piece of information they think can disprove evolution and fail every time. So far evolution hasn't had one discrepancy placed on it from any other scientist, it's amazing though how these crazy creationists don't believe in it though.

  • 9 years ago

    I think you asked this yesterday. All it really proves is that you know how to cut and paste. Nice wall.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    They think that just because we're missing perhaps ONE step, then the rest is invalid, which is complete idiocy.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    They don't care what you present, it conflicts with their fairy tale.

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