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1. “The extreme rarity of transitional forms in the fossil record persists as the trade secret of paleontology” - Stephen Jay Gould -

2 "It remains true, as every paleontologist knows, that most new species, genera and families, and that nearly all categories above the level of families, appear in the [fossil] record suddenly and are not led up to by known, gradual, completely continuous transitional sequences."
—*George G. Simpson, The Major Features of Evolution, p. 360.

3. ...the gradual change of fossil species has never been part of the evidence for evolution...Darwin showed that the record was useless for testing between evolution and special creation because it has great gaps in it. The same argument still applies...In any case, no real evolutionist, whether gradualist or punctuations, uses the fossil record as evidence in favor of the theory of evolution as opposed to special creation.
*Mark Ridley, New Scientist

leaving aside that's 3 quotes, previous discussions of transitional forms can be found on the site if you search the top right hand box with "transitional". examples include

http://www.askabiologist.org.uk/answers … p?id=12258
http://www.askabiologist.org.uk/answers … p?id=11644
http://www.askabiologist.org.uk/answers … hp?id=5911