In a new study, scientists have discovered that the fossilized remains of the two amphibians which have lived in the early Devonian Period. This discovery was brought to light on Thursday 7th June, and the fossils are reportedly dated back to about three 360 million years ago.
The fossilized remains of the two amphibians are found at Waterloo Farm which is near a place which is known as Grahamstown in South Africa. The remains of the two amphibians are known as Umzantsiaamazon and Tutsisumlambo, and the researchers then restudy the evolution of the terrestrial vertebrates. As per the researchers, they are in a dilemma as the place where these creatures are initially turned up and what are the reasons that made them evolve.
When they have studied the fossils, the scientists have concluded that the Umzantsia and Tutusius are said to be four-legged creatures, and the body has resembles the alligators and a tail which resembles fishes. These creatures are supposed to have a similar appearance to that of the oldest known amphibians who usually fed on small fishes and they are in the sea and have fed on small invertebrates when they were on the land.
These Umzantsia usually measured around the twenty-eight inches in length, and it has featured a narrow lower jawline which has tiny pointed teeth. The Tutsis said to be named after the Desmond Tutu and the Human Rights activist and South African Anglican Cleric usually measured about one meter in length.
Both of the amphibians were reportedly are in the category of early tetrapods, and they are in the groups which encompass all the terrestrial vertebrates. The early tetrapods which are originated from the fishes at the time of the Devonian period and in this discovery it was believed that this organization took place in warm climatic conditions as the fossilized remains of every oldest known amphibian along with the ancestors and were found in tropical regions.
The observation of the study has been published in Science journal.