Some photos (or at least diagrams) of the fossils themselves

This page accompanies the main page at transitionalfossils.com. Here I will try to provide links to sites that have actual photos, or at least diagrams, of the fossils themselves; as opposed to "life reconstructions" (i.e. artist's impressions).

Some fossils are more complete than others, but the inferences drawn on the main page ought to be safe, e.g. if we only have a skull, I will only say that the skull shows transitional features.


Apes - humans | Fish - tetrapods | Dinosaurs - birds

Synapsids - mammals | Land mammals - whales | Protohorses - horses

Miscellaneous


Apes - humans

Ardipithecus ramidus:   Science 326(5949): 60-61 | BBC (skull)
Australopithecus afarensis:   Wikipedia
Australopithecus africanus:   Wikipedia (skulls)
Homo habilis:   Wikipedia (skulls)
Homo erectus:   Afarensis Blog | Wikipedia
Homo heidelbergensis:   Wikipedia (skulls)

Fish - tetrapods

Eusthenopteron:   New York State Museum | Wikimedia Commons
Panderichthys:   Pharyngula | Devonian Times (diagram) | Nature 438(7071): 1145-1147
Tiktaalik:   The Register | Wikipedia | Devonian Times (diagram)
Ventastega:   Pharyngula (diagrams) | Devonian Times (diagram) | Nature 453(7199): 1199-1204
Acanthostega:   TOLweb | Devonian Times (diagram)
Ichthyostega:   Afarensis Blog | TOLweb | Nature 437(7055): 137-140
Pederpes:   Nature 418(6893): 72-76

The mystery tracks:   Nature 463(7277): 43-48

Dinosaurs - birds

Anchiornis:   BBC | Nature 461(7264): 640-643
Archaeopteryx:   Wikipedia
Confuciusornis:   Wikipedia | WEIT
Sinornis:  
Vorona:   Nature 382(6591): 532-534
Ichthyornis:   Wikipedia | Oceans of Kansas
Mei long:   American Museum of Natural History

Synapsids - mammals

Archaeothyris:  
Dimetrodon:   Wikipedia
Lycaenops:   Wikipedia | Laelaps Blog
Thrinaxodon:   Wikipedia | Paleos (diagrams) | Digimorph (skull)
Probainognathus:   Digimorph (skull)
Diarthrognathus:  

Land mammals - whales

Indohyus:   Nature 450(7173): 1190-1194 | Evo Edu Outreach 2: 272–288
Pakicetus:   Nature 413(6853): 277-281 (diagrams) | Edward Babinski | Locolobo (diagram)
Ambulocetus:   Thewissen Lab | Edward Babinski
Rodhocetus:   Afarensis Blog (diagram)
Basilosaurus:   Palaeos | Whitehead Lab (diagram)
Dorudon:   Wikipedia | Philip Gingerich
Aetiocetus:   Understanding Evolution (skull)

Protohorses - horses

Hyracotherium:   Wikipedia | Georgia Perimeter College
Protorohippus:   Wikipedia
Mesohippus:   National Park Service | Tufts University
Miohippus:   Tufts University
Parahippus:   Tufts University
Merychippus:   Tufts University
Pliohippus:   Tufts University
Dinohippus:  

Miscellaneous

Aardonyx:   Archosaur Musings (diagram)
Amphistium:   Nature 454(7201): 209-212 | University of Chicago
Claudiosaurus:   Wikipedia
Darwinopterus:   Tetrapod Zoology | Pharyngula
Enaliarctos:   Wikipedia | WEIT (diagram)
Eocaecilia:  
Gerobatrachus:   Pharyngula | Nature 453(7194): 515-518
Haikouella:   Wikipedia
Najash:   Pharyngula | Nature 440(7087): 1037-1040
Odontochelys:   Nature 456(7221): 497-501
Pezosiren:   Nature 413(6856): 625-627 (diagram) | Laelaps Blog (diagram)
Protosuchus:   Wikipedia
Seymouria:   Wikipedia
Sphecomyrma:   Psyche 74(1): 1-19
Triadobatrachus:   Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle
Mixosaurus:   Wikipedia | Palaeos