Is it a fish? Is it a tetrapod? It's Tiktallik roseae, a FISHAPOD!
Discovering Tiktaalik's fossil was a big deal because it was one of the first fish that ventured on land!
Tiktaalik had a flat, pointy head, four limbs and ribs (like a tetrapod), but also some suspiciously fish-looking bones and ... fish scales!
This is how scientists think it looked, and swam.
After meeting this beauty of a fossil ...
... we decided to stop walking the tree of life and start writing our scripts for our first animations! (It was about time!)
Big kids are ready for it!
And the younger paleontologists too. They are already drawing their characters!
Stay tuned for some movie scripts!