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A REMARKABLE fossil find might be the missing link that shows how our ancestors climbed out of the primordial swamps to live on land.
The well-preserved remains, unearthed from 370-million-year-old rocks in Latvia, has features in between those of fish and land animals.
The skull shape is that of an early tetrapod – four-legged vertebrates that mostly lived on land – but the rest of Ventastega curonica was clearly more suited to water.