Tiktaalik Necklace

$19.75

mini-tiktaalik-02.pngWho would have thought that fish forefins could become bird wings, horse hooves, and little T-rex arms? This Tiktaalik necklace celebrates the little fish that dared to dream!

This necklace depicts Tiktaalik, an animal that lived some 375 Million years ago, when the lands were lushly carpeted in the first forests, and aswarm with arthropods, but where, as yet, no vertebrate walked. Into this vacuum, Tiktaalik, or some near-relation walked, and then proceeded to diversify into the reptiles, birds, mammals, and other land vertebrates, a group known collectively as the "Tetrapods".

The discovery of Tiktaalik, in 2004, was the product of a multi-year effort, mounted well north of the Arctic Circle. This expedition, whose goal was to search for fish that were in the process of transitioning to life on land, was a resounding success! Such transitional animals, known as "fishapods", possess a mixture of fish and tetrapod traits, and Tiktallik falls squarely in the middle of this group.

Tiktaalik pendant comes with an adjustable-length 2mm leather necklace cord and a colorful explanatory diagram. A great gift for paleontologists, evolutionary biologists, and intrepid pioneers everywhere!

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mini-tiktaalik-02.pngWho would have thought that fish forefins could become bird wings, horse hooves, and little T-rex arms? This Tiktaalik necklace celebrates the little fish that dared to dream!

This necklace depicts Tiktaalik, an animal that lived some 375 Million years ago, when the lands were lushly carpeted in the first forests, and aswarm with arthropods, but where, as yet, no vertebrate walked. Into this vacuum, Tiktaalik, or some near-relation walked, and then proceeded to diversify into the reptiles, birds, mammals, and other land vertebrates, a group known collectively as the "Tetrapods".

The discovery of Tiktaalik, in 2004, was the product of a multi-year effort, mounted well north of the Arctic Circle. This expedition, whose goal was to search for fish that were in the process of transitioning to life on land, was a resounding success! Such transitional animals, known as "fishapods", possess a mixture of fish and tetrapod traits, and Tiktallik falls squarely in the middle of this group.

Tiktaalik pendant comes with an adjustable-length 2mm leather necklace cord and a colorful explanatory diagram. A great gift for paleontologists, evolutionary biologists, and intrepid pioneers everywhere!

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Weight: 17.0 Grams
Dimensions: 4.8 cm long x 2.3cm wide x 1.0 cm high
Other: Made in the USA of Genuine Pewter