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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A vertebrate animal having four feet or legs or leglike appendages.

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  • One of the most asked about questions I’ve encountered in tetrapod zoology concerns the mysterious seals of Siberia’s Lake Baikal.
  • It's because all land vertebrates descended with modification from a four-legged ( "tetrapod") ancestor.
  • The footprints date back 395 million years and are about 18 million years older than the oldest known "tetrapod" fossil.
  • Should Tiktaalik be classified as a tetrapod? for more
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