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Early evolution of the vertebrate eye-fossil evidence

Young, Gavin


Evidence of detailed brain morphology is illustrated and described for 400-million-year-old fossil skulls and braincases of early vertebrates (placoderm fishes). Their significance is summarized in the context of the historical development of knowledge of vertebrate anatomy, both before and since the time of Charles Darwin. These ancient extinct fishes show a unique type of preservation of the cartilaginous braincase and demonstrate a combination of characters unknown in other vertebrate...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Evolution: Education and Outreach
DOI: 10.1007/s12052-008-0087-y
Access Rights: Open Access


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