Acanthostega and Ichthyostega tetrapods, illustration

Acanthostega and Ichthyostega tetrapods, illustration

C035/4169 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 51.3MB

Downloadable file size: 18.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Acanthostega and Ichthyostega tetrapods, illustration. Acanthostega (lower left) was a primitive tetrapod, one of the first vertebrates to evolve limbs and be capable of moving around on land. It first appeared in the Upper Devonian period (around 365 million years ago). Ichthyostega (centre and centre right) was another early tetrapod, and also among the first terrestrial vertebrates. It existed from 365 to 360 million years ago. It was a descendent of lobe-finned fishes and an ancestor of amphibians. Fossils of both tetrapods are found in Greenland.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: acanthostega, animal, aquatic, artwork, biological, biology, devonian, early, early terrestrial vertebrate, evolution, evolutionary, extinct, fauna, first land vertebrates, fossil record, greenland, historical, history, ichthyostega, illustration, land, natural history, nature, no-one, nobody, palaeobiological, palaeobiology, palaeontological, palaeontology, palaeozoological, palaeozoology, paleobiological, paleobiology, paleontological, paleontology, paleozoological, paleozoology, prehistoric, prehistory, primitive, swamp, tetrapod, water, wildlife, zoological, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.