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List Of Transitional Fossils - Fish To Tetrapods
... The spiracles were short and wide, indication large amount of oxygen were taken up by the lungs rather than through the gills ... a shoulder blade (Cleitrum bone) as well as elements of the limbs, which shows it had comparable limbs Ichthyostega and Hynerpeton, indicating feet rather than fins ... Despite an extra toe on the forelimbs, Pederpes had limbs that terminated in feet adapted primarely for walking rather than paddles for combined swimming and walking like the earlier groups ...
Mongoloid Race - Features - Cold Adaption
... He lists the short limbs, short noses, flat faces, epicanthic fold and lower surface to mass ratio as further Mongoloid adaptions to cold ... had evolved over time in cold environments" and the short limbs of the Mongoloid was due to Allen's ecological rule ... heads, large jaws, relatively large bodies, and short limbs ...

Famous quotes containing the words limbs and/or short:

    Personal size and mental sorrow have certainly no necessary proportions. A large bulky figure has a good a right to be in deep affliction, as the most graceful set of limbs in the world. But, fair or not fair, there are unbecoming conjunctions, which reason will pa tronize in vain,—which taste cannot tolerate,—which ridicule will seize.
    Jane Austen (1775–1817)

    We had the fairest view of Ktaadn.... The summit ... had a singularly flat, table-land appearance, like a short highway, where a demigod might be let down to take a turn or two in an afternoon, to settle his dinner.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)