Fossil on display at the National Museum of Scotland
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Scottish fossils of the earliest land animal on display

Scottish fossils which appear to show how we evolved from water to land are on display at the National Museum of Scotland.

The fossils were found in the Borders and date from a missing period in geological history between 345-360m years ago.

A fossil of one of the earliest animals that ever walked on land is part of the exhibit.

Curator of Natural Sciences Dr Nick Fraser said the fossils "begin to tell us the story of how vertebrates moved onto land".

  • 18 Feb 2016