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Ever Since Owen: Changing Perspectives on the Early Evolution of Tetrapods

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The traditional notion of a gap between fishes and amphibians has been closed by a wealth of fish-like fossil tetrapods, many discovered since the mid 1980s. This review summarizes these discoveries and explores their significance relative to changing ideas about early tetrapod phylogeny, biogeography, and ecology. Research emphasis can now shift to broader-based questions, including the whole of the early tetrapod radiation, from the divergence from other lobed-finned fishes to the origins o...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
ANNUAL REVIEW OF ECOLOGY EVOLUTION AND SYSTEMATICS
Volume:
39
Issue:
1
Pages:
571-592
Publication date:
2008-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1545-2069
ISSN:
1543-592X
Source identifiers:
153870
Language:
English
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pubs:153870
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uuid:b61eebc8-99b1-4c88-95ac-b12dfdca9686
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pubs:153870
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2012-12-19

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