Darwinists have to appeal to the ad hoc hypothesis of convergent adaptation to similar lifestyles, which of course increases their problem.
Scientists are only humans and many of them see what they want to see. Fossils often leave a lot of room for wild imagination and wishful thinking.
These fossils are often celebrated as missing links and a success story for Darwinism.
The media campaign lead to headlines that were not content with calling the fossil a missing link but simply “THE link” or “the eighth wonder of the world.”
It looks a bit like a tadpole with body and tail, and this indeed points towards one of the great scientific controversies of the 20th century.