Drexel Snapshot: Walking Fossil Fish Tiktaalik Hits the Road

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Nunavut fossils packed up in the Subaru and heading back to Canada today. #tiktaalik #acadnatsci #drexelcoas

A photo posted by Ted Daeschler (@teddaeschler) on Jun 22, 2015 at 9:17am PDT

Paleontologists Ted Daeschler, of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, and Neil Shubin, of the University of Chicago, hit the road today on a journey to Canada with some very precious cargo. Daeschler’s Subaru Forrester is packed with Tiktaalik roseae and other Devonian-age fossils now returning to their home country.

Just this morning, it was wheels-up for Tiktaalik, as Shubin carried the type specimen—the first-described individual of the species—on a flight from Chicago to Philadelphia on the first leg of the journey.

Tiktaalik is the 375-million-year-old fish made…

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