Lost Limbs Foundation

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Live Birth Fossil

Cool story about the earliest known live birth, here: http://bit.ly/1lJ3UqW
Image shows the fossil of the live birth of a genus of ichthyosaur called Chaohusaurus. Curved line is the mother’s vertebral column (backbone). Duck-billed baby Chaohusaurus is caught being born head-first in image’s bottom center.
Via Ryosuke Motani, PLOS One.