Prehistoric Creature: Tiktaalik

by | February 6, 2014

Meet Tiktaalik roseae: an extraordinary fossil fish

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Tiktaalik roseae, better known as the “fishapod,” is a 375 million year old fossil fish which was discovered in the Canadian Arctic in 2004. Its discovery sheds light on a pivotal point in the history of life on Earth: when the very first fish ventured out onto land.

The Royal Canadian Mint is offering a glow-in-the-dark coin to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Tiktaalik’s discovery in the Canadian Arctic:

TikIt’s great to see the Royal Canadian Mint celebrating science and scientific discovery.

6 thoughts on “Prehistoric Creature: Tiktaalik

  1. dusttodust

    What with the creationists infesting our federal government, I’m surprised this is going onto something of federal responsibility.

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  2. Diana MacPherson

    I ordered this awesome coin as soon as I got the email from the Mint that it was available. I have all the others & I was anxiously awaiting the update. I can’t wait to get it!

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