Evolutionists once assumed that it became extinct together with the dinosaurs, but some 200 living specimens have been found. This hardy living fossil has hardly changed in “380 million years”.
A paper recently published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution looks at a lobe-finned fish known as Hongyu chowi. Discovered in China in 2002, the 1.5 metres (5 feet) long creature does not fit into the Darwinian tree of life.
As it has features that it shouldn’t have, researchers had to invoke convergent evolution to hammer it onto the fallen tree.
Convergent evolution is often used in attempts to fix Darwinian dilemmas, but it often serves to make them worse.
Barras, Colin. 2017. Weird fish fossil changes the story of how we moved onto land New Scientist (4 September).