How did forelimb function change as vertebrates acquired limbs and moved onto land?

Life reconstruction of the early tetrapod Pederpes showing the forelimb bones beneath the skin. Credit: Image copyright 2021, Julia Molnar. When tetrapods (four-limbed vertebrates) began to move from water to land roughly 390 million years ago it set in motion the rise of lizards, birds, mammals, and all land animals that exist today, including humans […]