Tiktaalik reconstruction

Client: Neil Shubin, The University of Chicago

Date: November 2013

Project Description: After discovering the tail-end of Tiktaalik roseae, Neil Shubin at the University of Chicago and Ted Daeschler at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University published a paper in PNAS detailing the find and explaining how it changes the way we think about how Tiktaalik moved. This reconstruction shows how the pelvis suggests a "rear-wheel drive" model of locomotion which is especially interesting given the walking behavior of modern lungfish.