The Evolution and Interrelationships of Lungfish

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: fish, fossils, paleontology, taxonomy, biological evolution

Principal Investigator: Cumbaa, Stephen L (4)
Licence Number: 12820
Organization: Museum for Naturkunde, Berlin
Licensed Year(s): 2010 2008 1997 1995
Issued: Jan 01, 1995
Project Team: H.P. Schultze, M. Otto, R. Day

Objective(s): To locate new fossil material from known, productive Devonian deposits in the NWT in order to help settle the debate over the phylogenetic placement of lungfishes and to better evaluate the position of early, primative lungfishes on the evolutionary ladder.

Project Description: The researchers will collect samples of Devonian-age rocks in which evidence of fossil fish (primarily lungfish) are present and take them back to the museum laboratory for preparation, study and comparison with other samples in the Museum's collection. All work to be done by hand tools in the field (hammers and chisels).