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tetrapod

[′te·trə‚päd]
(vertebrate zoology)
A four-footed animal.
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In tetrapods, there is a positive linear relationship between vulnerability and average body weight, while there is no clear trend in fish (Del Monte-Luna & Lluch-Belda, 2003).
Twelve Devonian tetrapods have previously been described, all of which came from the Devonian tropics, between 30 degrees north and south of the equator.
For the first time in the world, non-groenlandaspidid arthrodires were recorded within the same basin where tetrapods dwelled.
The ZnO synthesized by simple evaporation and direct oxidation of Zinc with ambient air grows in different shapes, but reports the presence of tetrapods in all runs.
The tetrapod trackways described by Sarjeant and Stringer (1978) at Lepreau Falls (45[degrees]10'11.58"N; 66[degrees]27'43.15"W; Fig.
Banin, "Selective growth of metal tips onto semiconductor quantum rods and tetrapods," Science, vol.
According to existing fossil evidence it was thought that tetrapods diverged from the group of large fish called the elpistostegalians around 387 million years ago, but the new discovery turns this theory on its head.
The terrestrial environment posed new challenges-such as feeding and moving on land and breathing air--to which the first tetrapods had to evolve solutions.
From coastal drilling in Brazil to raw sewage dumping in Costa Rica to the tetrapods in Japan, I realized that each surfing culture grapples with its own location-specific pollutant.
The tetrapod tree in Figure 10 can be used to illustrate many of the principles discussed in this article and also to show students how trees become richer as our knowledge of biology increases.
The tetrapods were hoisted by cranes and were transported on dump trucks to a piece of land owned by the city government some 100 meters away from the beach.